Linnahall

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Linnahall
Linnahall 2006.jpg
Linnahall in 2006
Former names V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport
General information
Type Concert/Sports venue
Location Tallinn, Estonia
Address Mere puiestee 20
Coordinates 59°26′48″N 24°45′10″E / 59.44667°N 24.75278°E / 59.44667; 24.75278Coordinates: 59°26′48″N 24°45′10″E / 59.44667°N 24.75278°E / 59.44667; 24.75278
Completed 1980
Opening 1980
Design and construction
Architect Raine Karp, Riina Altmäe

Linnahall was a concert/sports venue in Tallinn, Estonia. It is situated on the harbour, just beyond the walls of the Old Town and was completed in 1980.

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.[1] 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.[2] One of them was V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport, which was later renamed to its present name - Linnahall.[3] 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.

Linnahall Heliport[edit]

Linnahall Heliport
Copterline.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: EECL
Summary
Airport type Private
Serves Tallinn
Location Tallinn, Estonia
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 59°26′52.7″N 24°45′12″E / 59.447972°N 24.75333°E / 59.447972; 24.75333

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Copterline Helsinki-Hernesaari

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