Kaknästornet

João Figueiredo

Värnamo, Sweden

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The Kaknästornet (Swedish for “The Kaknäs tower”) is a TV tower in Gärdet in Stockholm. 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 antenna included. The Kaknästornet was the tallest building in Sweden until it was surpassed in 2003 by the Kista Science Tower in north Stockholm (a mere three meters taller, including the antenna on the roof), which in turn was surpassed by Turning Torso in Malmö in 2005. The tower is owned by the national Swedish broadcasting company Teracom. The tower’s name comes from the ancient name of the area, Kaknäs ( it was a district and a former village in Medieval times and in the 1912 Summer Olympics, it hosted several shooting events).

The tower is open to the public, with information centre/gift shop, indoor and outdoor observation decks as well as a restaurant. The tower affords superb views of Stockholm city to the west and Stockholm archipelago to the east but unless you have a really tall tripod you won’t be able to take any steady shots due to the protection nets that have some windows specially made for photographers that stand really high.

If you go to Stockholm, the bar at the top floor is a place to definately NOT miss!

Stockholm – Sweden

12-01-2013

Canon EOS 550D + 50mm lens + CPL filter
Panorama made with 4 HDR shots each one made with 3 exposures

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