Linnahall in 2006
|Former names||V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport|
|Address||Mere puiestee 20|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Raine Karp, Riina Altmäe|
It is not to be confused with the primary administrative building of the municipal government (Raad) of Tallinn, sometimes referred to as the Town Hall).
The 22nd Summer Olympic Games were hosted in Moscow in 1980. As inland Moscow had no suitable venue at which to stage the sailing event this task fell to Tallinn, the capital of then Estonian SSR. Apart from the main venue for the sailing event, Pirita Yachting Centre, a lot of other sports and entertainment facilities were built during preparations for the Olympics. One of them was V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport, which was later renamed to its present name - Linnahall. A large concrete structure, architect of Linnahall is Raine Karp.
The venue also features a heliport, with service to Helsinki, and a small port for Linda Line catamarans.
|IATA: none – ICAO: EECL|
|Elevation AMSL||23 ft / 7 m|
Linnahall Heliport (ICAO: EECL), is a heliport at the Linnahall in Tallinn, Estonia. It is used by Copterline for its flights to Helsinki Hernesaari Heliport in Helsinki, Finland. It is the only publicly used heliport in Estonia.
Airlines and destinations
- 1980 Summer Olympics Official Report from the Organizing Committee, vol. 2, p. 243
- (Russian) Tallinn is the Olympic Capital
- Estonia: the remarkable afterlife of the Linnahall concert hall, by Andres Kurg