Saint Petersburg TV Tower
The Saint Petersburg TV Tower is a 310 meter high lattice steel tower
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in Saint Petersburg
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. It was built in 1962 and was the first dedicated TV tower in the Soviet Union
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. It is used for FM- and TV-broadcasting
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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
Saint Petersburg Metro
The Saint Petersburg Metro is the underground railway system in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It has been open since November 15, 1955.Formerly known as the V.I...
Petrogradskaya is a station on the Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line of the Saint Petersburg Metro.The station was opened on July 1, 1963. The name was given by its location on Petrograskaya Storona, one of the historical districts of Saint Petersburg....
See also: List of towers