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Turning Torso

HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries, situated in Malmö, Sweden, located on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait. Upon completion, it was the tallest building in Scandinavia. Now the third tallest residential building in Europe, after the 264‑metre (866 ft) Triumph Palace in Moscow and the 212‑metre Sky Tower in Wrocław. A similar, taller skyscraper featuring a 90° twist is the Infinity Tower, currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prior to the construction of Turning Torso, the 86‑metre (282 ft) Kronprinsen had been the city's tallest building.

It was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 feet) with 54 stories.

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Comments (68)

RedsN on October 16, 2012

Excellent shot! LIKE

Ciao, Reds

Stathis Chionidis on October 17, 2012

Dynamic view of thatmodern architecture,fine composition Karin.LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

K@rin on October 17, 2012

hello Reds thanks for the excellent compliment and like

hello Stathis thanks for the fine compliment and like,

best wishes to you both

http://www.meispix.c… on October 17, 2012

A really twisted version of what a skyscraper should be ! Excellent framing and shot ! like.

K@rin on October 21, 2012

Hello Philippe thanks for the excellent comment and like

best wishes to you

senmax on October 24, 2012

Very nice shot. Like.

M.Kranenborg-Torn on October 29, 2012

Wat een bijzonder gebouw en mooie opname, like.

Groetjes van Greetje

K@rin on October 29, 2012

Hello Senmax thanks for the very nice compliment and like , kind greetings to you

Hallo Greetje dank voor je mooie compliment en like, hartelijke groet Karin

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  • Uploaded on October 8, 2012
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    by K@rin
    • Taken on 2012/10/06 00:00:00