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Riga Radio and TV Tower

Summary
The Riga Radio and TV Tower (Rīgas radio un televīzijas tornis) in Riga, Latvia is the tallest tower in the European Union. It was built between 1979 and 1989 with funding from the central government of the Soviet Union. Its highest point reaches , which makes it the third tallest tower in Europe (after the Ostankino Tower at and the Kyiv TV Tower at ) and the 15th tallest self-supporting tower in the world. Features There was a restaurant, "Vēja roze" ("Wind Rose"), at the level, which was open since the completion of the tower until 2006. There is a public observation platform just above it at , from which most of the city and surroundings and the Gulf of Riga can be seen. Reconstruction Since May 2019, the tower has closed to visitors for about five years for the renovation and expansion of the visitors' area and the adjacent territory under the TV Tower 2.0 project. It is planned to re-open in 2023 when there will again be a restaurant
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