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CaptionHSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries situated in Malmö Sweden on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait. When completed it was the tallest building in Scandinavia. It is presently 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 The vision of HSB Turning Torso is based on a sculpture called Twisting Torso. The sculpture is a white marble piece based on the form of a twisting human being created by Santiago Calatrava a trained sculptor architect and engineer.
HeadlineThe local politicians deemed it important for the inhabitants to have a new symbol for Malmö in lieu of the crane that had been used for shipbuilding and somewhat symbolized the city's blue collar roots
Keywordstwist
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Turning_Torso
Byline (Photographer)Santiago Calatrava
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turning_Torso

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