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Fernsehturm Stuttgart

Jahnstr. 120, D-70597 Stuttgart-Degerloch
Stuttgart Germany

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1954
  Finished1956
Building Uses
 - communication
 - observation
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - tower
 - revolving floor
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna711 ftWikipedia
Roof528 ft
Top floor500 ft
Observation deck 2500 ft
Observation deck 1492 ft
Panorama-café482 ft

Description
• Architect: Erwin Heinle, Fritz Leonhardt
• The Fernsehturm Stuttgart (TV Tower Stuttgart) is the world's first TV tower built from concrete (and prototype for many towers of that kind all over the world) and in 1956–1961 was world's tallest tower.
• It is located on the so-called "Hoher Bopser" hill in the southern Stuttgart district of Degerloch. After a construction period of 20 months it was placed in service February 5, 1956, by Süddeutscher Rundfunk (today: Südwestrundfunk – SWR). The tower broadcasts several FM radio stations as well as Germany's ARD TV network.

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