View of the tower. The Stockholm Maritime Museum in the foreground.
|Alternative names||Kaknäs Tower|
|Architectural style||Neo brutalism|
|Address||Mörka Kroken 28-30|
|Town or city||Stockholm|
|Inaugurated||12 May 1967|
|Height||155 m (509 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Awards and prizes||Trip Advisor Award of Excellence|
The Kaknäs tower (Swedish: Kaknästornet) is a TV tower in Gärdet in Stockholm, Sweden. The tower is a major hub of Swedish television, radio and satellite broadcasts. It was finished in 1967, designed by architect Bengt Lindroos, and the height is 155 metres (509 ft) or 170 metres (560 ft) with the top antenna included. For a few years Kaknästornet was the tallest building in the Nordic countries until Näsinneula was opened in Tampere, Finland in 1971. It was surpassed in 2005 by the Turning Torso in Malmö. The tower is owned by the national Swedish broadcasting company Teracom. Its name comes from the ancient name of the area, Kaknäs.
The tower used to be open to the public, with an information centre/gift shop, indoor and outdoor observation decks as well as a restaurant, but has now been permanently closed to the public since late-2018 due to safety and security concerns. When it was open, the tower afforded superb views of Stockholm city to the west and Stockholm archipelago to the east.
View east towards Djurgården and Fjäderholmarna
- "Kaknästornet stängt för besökare på obestämd tid". 2018-12-25.
Media related to Kaknästornet at Wikimedia Commons
- Information from Visit Stockholm
- Information from Teracom (in Swedish)
- Kaknäs Transmission Tower at Structurae
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