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The Radio and TV Tower from below
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The Radio and TV Tower from below

The Riga Radio and TV Tower (Rīgas radio un televīzijas tornis) is the tallest structure in Riga, Latvia. Its highest point reaches 368.5 m (1209 ft), which makes it the third tallest tower in Europe. At the height of 97 m, there's an observation platform (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 Riga Radio and TV Tower from south-west
The Riga Radio and TV Tower from south-west

The tower is built on an island called Zaķusala 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, without any noticeable vibration amplitude.

The tower started broadcasting in 1986.

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