Vasco da Gama Tower
In Lisboa, Portugal
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A torre Vasco da Gama é uma torre em estrutura mista de 142 m de altura no topo, construída junto ao rio Tejo, no Parque das Nações, em Lisboa, para a EXPO 98, a exposição mundial de 1998. A construção no alto da torre durante a exposição era um restaurante de luxo com vista panorâmica sobre o rio Tejo e a cidade de Lisboa. A torre permanece encerrada ao público desde então. É uma das mais altas construções de Portugal.
The Vasco da Gama Tower is a 145 m/476 ft-high lattice tower in Lisbon, Portugal, built over the Tagus river. It is named after Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who was the first European to arrive in India by sail, in 1498. The architects of the tower were Leonor Janeiro, Nick Jacobs and SOM (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill). The steel structure, representing the sail of a caravel, was assembled by engineering company Martifer. The tower was built in 1998 for the Expo 98 World's Fair. At the 120 m/394 ft-level, there was an observation deck and, just below it, a luxury panoramic restaurant. At the base of the tower was a three-story building that served as the European Union Pavilion during the expo. Both the observation deck and the restaurant were closed in October 2004..
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Last Updated: on 9/24/2017 3:05:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:05 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum