The second tallest observation tower in the Nordic countries
When you take the lift up to the top of Näsinneula, you admire the scenery from the second tallest observation tower in the Nordic countries. Moreover, you make acquaintance with the most famous symbol of Tampere.
You can see a fantastic panorama of the city centre from the tower’s observation deck or from the rotating restaurant. In other directions, a breathtaking scenery of ridges and lakes unfolds before you. You can even see sceneries of neighbouring municipalities above the rooftops of Tampere as in clear weather the visibility is 20 kilometres in every direction.
The observation tower rose into the air in 33 days
The Näsinneula observation 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 needle tip of the tower, a steel mast containing a weather beacon, touches the clouds at 168 metres. The foundation of the observation tower is located 110 metres above sea level and 35 metres above the surface of Lake Näsijärvi.
In high winds, you can sense the sways of Näsinneula at the top of the tower. The largest back-and-forth sway in the direction of the wind is 21 centimetres, and transverse vibration is 8 centimetres to both sides of the zero position. The top of the tower is reached by high-speed lifts that hold 15 people and rise to the top in 32 seconds. The speed of the lifts is six metres per second. In the event of a power failure, a diesel-powered reserve power station takes over.