Kaknästornet

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Kaknästornet
Kaknastower Stockholm view from Djurgarden.jpg
View of the tower. The Stockholm Maritime Museum in the foreground.
General information
Architectural style Neo brutalism
Town or city Stockholm
Country Sweden
Coordinates 59°20′06″N 018°07′35″E / 59.33500°N 18.12639°E / 59.33500; 18.12639Coordinates: 59°20′06″N 018°07′35″E / 59.33500°N 18.12639°E / 59.33500; 18.12639
Construction started 1963
Completed 1967
Height 155 m (509 ft)
Design and construction
Architect Hans Borgström
Bengt Lindroos

The Kaknäs tower (Swedish: Kaknästornet) is a TV tower in Gärdet in Stockholm, Sweden. It has 72 pillars. 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 antenna included. For a few years Kaknästornet was the tallest building in Scandinavia[citation needed] until Näsinneula was opened in Tampere, Finland in 1971. It was surpassed in 2003 by the Kista Science Tower in north Stockholm as the tallest building of Sweden, a mere three meters taller (including the antenna on the roof),[citation needed] which in turn was surpassed by Turning Torso in Malmö in 2005. The tower is owned by the national Swedish broadcasting company Teracom. The tower's name comes from the ancient name of the area, Kaknäs.

The tower is open to the public, with information centre/gift shop, indoor and outdoor observation decks as well as a restaurant. The tower affords superb views of Stockholm city to the west and Stockholm archipelago to the east.

Popular culture[edit]

  • The tower appears in the SVT1 (a.k.a. Kanal1) ident from 1988. [1]

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External links[edit]

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