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Turning Torso skyscraper in Malmö

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 13:32

Skyscraper "Turning Torso" is the most visible building in the city of Malmo (Sweden). This is the third highest residential building in Europe. Turning Torso is a symbol of Malmo.

The building is located on the shore of the Strait of Öresund, at a distance of about one kilometer from the central station and the old town (to west). The building is clearly visible from all parts of the city. Turning Torso height is 190 meters (the building has 54 floors).

Skyscraper construction was begun in 2001 and completed in 2005. The skyscraper was built in order to create a distinctive and recognizable symbol of the city of Malmo. Authorities in many cities prohibit building tall structures that alter the historic character of the city. For example, in St. Petersburg, is prohibited construction of tall buildings, visible from the city center.

What is your opinion? Has the modern skyscraper improved the view of old city Malmo? Is it good to build such notable buildings in other old cities of Europe? The building was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The photo shows Turning Torso skyscraper and old houses in the city of Malmo.


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