|Name in local language:||Küçük Çamlıca Televizyon Kulesi|
|Other name(s):||Istanbul TV and Radio Tower|
|Function / usage:||
Communications mast or tower
Steel tower or mast
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
|Coordinates:||41° 0' 59.16" N 29° 3' 55.73" E|
|height to observation deck||153 m / 175 m|
|29 May 2021||
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Küçük Çamlıca TV Radio Tower (Turkish: Küçük Çamlıca TV-Radyo Kulesi), shortly Çamlıca Tower, is a telecommunications tower with observation decks and restaurants in Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. Its top is the highest point above sea level in Istanbul. The tower was inaugurated in May 2021.
The tower is situated on Küçük Çamlıca Hill (literally: Little Çamlıca Hill). The construction began on 1 March 2016, and is being carried out by Sarıoğlu Construction Co. It is being built in concrete on a 21 m (69 ft) deep foundation. A steel mast of 145 m (476 ft) height for radio and television transmission will be mounted atop the 220.5 m (723 ft) high concrete tower. The total height of the tower will be then 365.50 m (1,199.1 ft) with its top standing 583.5 m (1,914 ft) above main sea level. It will be the highest structure in Istanbul. Its cross-section has an elliptical form with the main axes of 13 and 16 m (43 and 52 ft), which become smaller upwards. Each tower floor will be 4.50 m (14.8 ft) high. Two observation decks will be situated on the 33rd and 34th floors at 148 and 153 m (486 and 502 ft) height. The 39th and 40th floors at 153 and 175 m (502 and 574 ft) height will host a restaurant and a cafeteria. Libraries and exhibition halls will be situated in the basement floors. A panoramic elevator and a service elevator will serve the tower. It is hoped that the tower will attract about 4.5 million visitors yearly.
Küçük Çamlıca Tower will be capable of hosting 125 broadcasting transmitters (DVB-T2 and DAB compatible). When completed, it will replace most of the steel communications masts at the two neighboring Çamlıca hills, which cause visual pollution and are considered to be harmful to health. The construction cost was 170 million liras (approx. US$48.5 million, 2017).
The tower was inaugurated on 29 May 2021.
Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.
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