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Old February 6th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #1
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MALMÖ: Turning Torso (190 m)

Turning Torso
190 m / 623 ft, 57 floors, completed summer/fall 2005

Turning Torso in Malmö has reached full height, and the facade is soon completed. The city of Malmö is located in southern Sweden, and has got around 260,000 inhabitants. It's the third biggest city in Sweden.
The architect is Santiago Calatrava, known for his special, twisting and turning buildings. You can visit the officiall homepage here. (For English, press "In English" after the intro)

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Old February 6th, 2005, 01:37 PM   #2
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Sexy! Sticks out like a dogs balls though...

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Old February 6th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #3
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definitely a great design
but the location seems to be not so good from what i see in photo
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Old February 6th, 2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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Definitely a hot design, but like the others said, there is not a lot of highrise near it, but I do think the location is a nice one, doesn't it sit right by the sea or something?
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Old February 6th, 2005, 03:41 PM   #5
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^ Yea, it's located at the sea, and it stands very alone. The area was not too long ago an industrial harbour-area, that now is converted into a residential area. All buildings though, except for Turning Torso, are lowrises at 3-4 floors maximum, many are still under construction. It really needs some company around it, but one good thing is that the area is new so planned highrises there aren't impossible
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Old February 6th, 2005, 04:22 PM   #6
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This has to be structurally very very strong, because of the excessive wind gusts that are caused by the proximity of the sea. For those who have bought condos in the top floors of this building, it's not exactly going to be sweet dreams during the nights! . But then again people buy things in life for vanity too...and there can't be a bigger showoff than owning an apartment in this complex in Sweden!
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Old February 6th, 2005, 04:39 PM   #7
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Old February 8th, 2005, 10:10 PM   #9
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Any good pictures available of this tower?
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Old February 8th, 2005, 10:56 PM   #10
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^ It's actually quite hard to find good pics of this tower sadly. Here's a good one though I found, pic by Lars Tufvesson from this page

Taken in September:


A pic by Nightsky here on SSC, taken from the second tallest in Malmö, Kronprinsen.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 02:30 AM   #11
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Old February 9th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #12
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Thank you for posting the link, Atlantica!
Here is a link to my website with a lot of more nice Turning Torso photos:

http://skyline.250free.com/Malmo_Vastra_Hamnen.htm

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Old February 9th, 2005, 10:02 PM   #13
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One of the pics:
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Old February 10th, 2005, 02:50 AM   #14
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That is PURTY.
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Nice tower! but it looks alone in its surroundings
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I feel like the building is actually doing the Balley Dancing.
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I think the most beautiful tower in Europe! How much kilomtres is this from downtown Malmo?
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Old February 10th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #18
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Beautiful and impressive Scandinavian tower...
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look at: http://www.turningtorso.com/
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great...congratulations Sweden
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