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Kaknastower Stockholm view from Djurgarden.jpg
View of the tower. The Stockholm Maritime Museum in the foreground.
Alternative namesKaknäs Tower
General information
Architectural styleNeo brutalism
AddressMörka Kroken 28-30
Town or cityStockholm
Coordinates59°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 started1963
Inaugurated12 May 1967
Height155 m (509 ft)
Technical details
Floor count30
Design and construction
ArchitectHans Borgström
Bengt Lindroos
Awards and prizesTrip 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[citation needed] 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 as of late 2018 it has been permanently closed to the public.[1] When it was open, the tower afforded 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]



  1. ^ https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stockholm/kaknastornet-stangt-for-besokare-pa-obestamd-tid. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Kaknästornet at Wikimedia Commons