Riga's TV Tower
The Riga Radio and TV Tower (Rigas radio un televizijas tornis) is the tallest structure
in Riga, Latvia and Baltic states. It was built between 1979 and 1986. Its highest
point reaches 368.5 m (1209 ft), which makes it the third tallest tower in Europe
and eleventh in the world. There is an observation platform at the height of 97
m, (that being the highest in Riga) from which most of the city can be seen (and
in good weather, the Gulf of Riga), and many of the city surroundings.
The tower is built on an island called Zakusala in the middle of the River Daugava,
and the base of the tower is located in the altitude of about 7 m above mean sea
level. The tower is said to be able to withstand even extreme wind, at speeds of
up to 44 m/s (98 mph), without any noticeable vibration amplitude.
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Riga's central market, train bridge over Daugava river, TV tower...
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You can see this scale model of the tower at the entrance.
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