Riga Radio and TV Tower


Riga Radio and TV Tower

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name=Riga Radio and TV Tower (Riga TV Tower)


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built= 1979-1986
use= mixed use
location= Riga, Latvia
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top_floor=
antenna_spire= convert|368.5|m|ft|1|abbr=on
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elevator_count= 2
architect= Gunars Asaris
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, and many of the city surroundings.) The tower is built on an island called Zaķusala in the middle of the River Daugava, and the base of the tower is located about 7 m above mean sea level. The tower is said to be able to withstand extreme winds up to 44 m/s (98 mph) without any noticeable vibration.

There are two elevators, one in the north-east pillar and one in the south-west pillar. The third pillar contains a staircase.

The tower started broadcasting in 1986.

See also

* List of towers
* List of tallest freestanding structures in the world
* Riga LVRTC Transmitter

External links

* [http://www.tvtornis.lv/ Official homepage] in Latvian, English, Russian, German
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