Küçük Çamlıca TV Tower is a television and viewing tower in Istanbul, Turkey. Located on Küçük Çamlıca Hill in Üsküdar district, the tower was completed and put into service in September 2020. After the tower was put into service, other antenna and antenna towers in the city were removed.
Çamlıca Tower and its surroundings, the construction of which started in 2017, has a total area of 30 thousand 150 square meters. It is the tallest structure in Istanbul with a tower height of 369 meters and a height of 587 meters above sea level. The height of the reinforced concrete structure is 221 meters and the steel antenna height of the tower is 168 meters. In Camlica Tower, 27 thousand square meters of façade coating was carried out. Çamlıca Tower, whose ground level is 218 meters, has 4 floors in total with 45 floors under the ground and 49 floors above it.
The design of the tower was inspired by the tulip flower, which has been an important symbol for Turks throughout history. While the main axis of the tower symbolizes the roots and nourishing body of the tulip, the viewing terrace and restaurant floors, which are structured as they rise towards the sun, symbolize a tulip bud that has not yet opened. Panorama elevators are located on both sides of the main crust rising from the ground floor to the level of the antennas and play a role as the Bosphorus separates and integrates the Asian and European continents.
Properties of the Building
100 radio broadcasts from this tower can broadcast at the same high quality without interrupting each other's power and without interfering with each other. There is a viewing terrace and a restaurant in the tower.
From Çamlıca Tower, which was established to serve FM radio and TV channels broadcasting in Istanbul from a single tower, to FM radio broadcasters; A ready-made transmitter facility service, defined as 'antenna + coupler + transmitter device + electricity + generator backup + UPS + electronic maintenance and repair + broadcast monitoring on a 7/24 basis' is offered. The tower was built in accordance with the digital broadcasting infrastructure. For a while, 62 million color tones are used at 16,7 thousand points that can be controlled separately in the lighting of Çamlıca Tower, which Istanbul residents have enjoyed for a while. This system is possible thanks to the world's most comprehensive software ever made in its field.
Objections to the project
The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects emphasized the destruction that the tower to be built on Küçük Çamlıca Hill, which is registered as a protected area, may cause the silhouette, nature and cultural values of Istanbul, and their colleagues did not participate in the Çamlıca Hill TV Radio Tower Idea Project Competition organized by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 2011. has expressed an opinion in the direction of. The Küçük Çamlıca Volunteers initiative, formed by various non-governmental organizations, made a statement at the entrance of the grove in 2015, stating that the Küçük Çamlıca Grove is a Natural and Urban Protected Area and demanded that the construction activity be stopped.