TV tower with panoramic views of Istanbul to open in June
ISTANBULA new television tower with panoramic views of Istanbul will be completed within a month and open to visitors in June, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Feb. 4.
Speaking at the site of the new Küçük Çamlıca Radio-TV Tower, Yıldırım said the facility is due to open to public by Eid al-Fitr, a holiday which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
He said the tower, which is located in Istanbul’s Asian side overlooking the Bosphorus Strait, will feature panoramic terraces. “The people of Istanbul and visitors from outside will be able to see all parts of the city from these terraces. The tower will attract around 4.5 million people a year,” he said.
Çamlıca is reputed for being a site where most of Istanbul’s antennas and transmitters are. The new tower is expected to consolidate 125 transmitters.
“As of today, we have completed 153 meters of [the tower’s] 220.5 meters. It will be completed within a month,” he said.