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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Turning Torso- tallest building in Sweden, located at Malmo

When someone asks the address of your house, how nice it will be, if you can point them to the tallest building in town, that is visible from anywhere in town and say "Look there, that is where I live!"

Turning Torso is the tallest building in Sweden and is located in Malmo, a nice city south of Sweden, close to the ocean front. Turning torso is a 54 story building with 9 sections of 5 floors each, having total height of 190 meters. First two segments consist office space and rest are apartment units. Though the building looks great from outside and attracts lots of tourists, it reportedly failed  as a commercial venture, because the apartments didn't sell in expected numbers- probably because there's no open balcony or it is too congested from comfortable living. It is possible to rent these apartments as well.

Wikipedia says with prior permission tourists can go to top of the tower. But no specific information was available as to when and how to book. So I could only see the turning torso from outside.
Turning Torso is visible from almost everywhere in Malmo, except from Malmo central railway station. If it was visible from there I would have walked straight to it. But without visual clues, I took a cab to Turning Torso, costed me about 115 SKK (Swedish Kroners)

If so many people are living here, there should have been adequate car parks. But couldn't ascertain how many floors are set aside for parking.

Almost all other attractions in Malmo are walkable from Turning Torso, so you can make it the starting point
Turning Torso's official website: http://www.turningtorso.se/

You can also watch the video below, from a discovery channel program- extreme engineering, which explains the construction of Turning Torso. Construction work of Turning torso mega structure started in Feb 2001 and completed in Aug 2006.
 

Other posts: Skywatch Friday-Copenhagen & Malmo * Plastic Surgery & facelift centre, Malmo * Swedish Submarine, U3

4 comments :

magiceye said...

Amazing architecture!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Yes. Lots of thinking and hard work. Do watch the video as well

Prasad Np said...

Well it sure is a twister, and worth looking at...

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Yes Prasad.. Thanks