Lifestyle Travel

Öresundbron & The Turning Torso

August 26, 2014

Sweden is home to some interesting architecture. In random places you can find art installations or architectural art pieces… even at the round about of an intersection. The most notable are the Öresundbron and the Turning Torso.

The Öresundsbron is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, and connects two major metropolitan areas: Copenhagen, the Danish capital city, and the major Swedish city of Malmö. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, which lies in the middle of the strait. The remainder of the link is by a 4 km (2.5 miles) tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager.

The öresundsbron in the distance.

The Öresundsbron in the distance

Turning torso the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia.

Turning torso the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia.

HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries, situated in Malmö, Sweden on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait. Since completion, it is the tallest building in Scandinavia. A similar, taller skyscraper featuring a 90° twist is the Cayan Tower, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is a solid immobile building constructed in nine segments of five-story pentagons that twist relative to each other as it rises; the topmost segment is twisted 90 degrees clockwise with respect to the ground floor. Each floor consists of an irregular pentagonal shape rotating around the vertical core, which is supported by an exterior steel framework. The two bottom segments are intended as office space. Segments three to nine house 147 apartments. The apartments were initially supposed to be sold, but insufficient interest resulted in the apartments being let. The owner has several times unsuccessfully tried to sell the building. The construction costs were almost double the estimate.

I don't think I'd like to live in a building that resembles a body part... just sayin'...

I don’t think I’d like to live in a building that resembles a body part… just sayin’…

 

 

*Details for Öresundbron & The Turning Torso were taken from Wikipedia

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Jasmina August 26, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Looking good gorgeous! You really working on getting to know the place:) So far so good ! Thumbs upp

    • Reply missalovesyou August 27, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Thanks Jasmina! Trying to learn more about the country I am living in! It’s been fun! 🙂

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