Thursday, December 11, 2008

Turning Torso

HSB Turning Torso is a skyscraper in Malmö, Sweden, located on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait. 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. Upon completion, it was the tallest building in Scandinavia, the tallest residential building in the EU and the second tallest residential building in Europe, after the 264-metre (870 ft)-high Triumph-Palace in Moscow. A similar, taller skyscraper featuring the 90˚ twist is the Infinity Tower, currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 86-metre (280 ft)-high Kronprinsen was the tallest building in Malmö before Turning Torso.

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