The 130 metres tall Näsinneula Observation Tower is Tampere’s renowned landmark. It is the second tallest observation tower in the Nordic countries.The concrete tower is situated in the middle of Särkäniemi amusement park, on the northern edge of the town, on the shore of the lake Näsijärvi. The rotating Restaurant Näsinneula on the top of the tower offers a panorama view to the city.

The Näsinneula Observation Tower was built in 1970–1971. The tower rose into the air at a rate of four metres per day, and the 130-metre top was reached in 33 days. The tower was built using slipform casting, and a total of 2,500 cubic metres of concrete was cast into the frame.

The tower was designed by Tampere based architect Pekka Ilveskoski. He was also the principal architect of the Särkänniemi Delfinarium and Sara Hildén’s Art Museum which were built to Särkänniemi amusement park in the 1970s.

 

Source: Särkänniemi

Location

Laiturikatu 1, Tampere
61.5048077, 23.742615

Images

Näsinneula Observation Tower
Näsinneula Observation Tower (© Wikimedia Commons)
The rotating observation tower and restaurant, Näsinneula Observation Tower
The rotating observation tower and restaurant, Näsinneula Observation Tower (© Särkänniemi)
The construction , Näsinneula Observation Tower
The construction , Näsinneula Observation Tower (© Särkänniemi)
The construction, Näsinneula Observation Tower
The construction, Näsinneula Observation Tower (© Särkänniemi)