Tv Tower in Saint Petersburg
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Tv Tower in Saint Petersburg

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The Saint Petersburg TV Tower is a 310 meter high lattice steel tower in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was built in 1962 and was the first dedicated TV tower in the Soviet Union. It is used for FM- and TV-broadcasting.
The Saint Petersburg TV Tower features an observation platform at a height of 191 m. The tower is located at 3 Ulitsa Akademika Pavlova. The nearest metro station is Petrogradskaya.

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