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tower reaches a height of 623 feet with 54 stories. The tower’s design uses nine five-story cubes that twists as it rises; the top-most segment is twisted ninety degrees clockwise with respect to the ground floor.Each floor basically consists of a rectangular section surrounding the central core, along with a triangular section, which is partially supported by an exterior steel scaffold. The three bottom cubes are intended as office space. Cubes three through nine will house 149 luxury apartments.
گزارش آسوشیتد پرس
MALMO, Sweden (AP) — The Nordics’ tallest skyscraper was officially opened Saturday with prize-winning Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava surveying the view from the 54th floor.With its spectacular 90-degree twist, Turning Torso consists of nine stacked cubes, each turned slightly.
The bottom three cubes will be office space and the top six contain 147 luxury apartments. Many residents, who are expected to move to the rented apartments in November, will have a view overlooking either the flat farmland of Skane, Sweden’s southernmost province, or the Oresund strait and Denmark.
“There was a wish to get something exceptional,” Calatrava said after accepting a prize from local authorities. “I also wanted to deliver something technically unique.”
The HSB housing cooperative that built the skyscraper originally planned condominiums only, but decided to rent the apartments because of the high costs. The most expensive apartment will be rented for about euro3,000 ($3,700) a month.
July 10, 2005: The remaining giant crane is coming down for landing. The crane was 212 meters high. Each section is six meters high. The deconstruction takes 7-8 days, if the wind is not blowing too much.
Photo: Lars Tufvesson.
Turning Torso Ã la Chicago
From local newspaper Metro July 28, 2005
The architect behind Turning Torso is Santiago Calatrava. Now, he has done a similar skyscraper for Chicago, called Fordham Spire:
۶۱۰ meters high (Turning Torso is 190 meters high)
۱۱۵ floors (Turning Torso has 54 floors)
۲۷۰ degrees of twisting (Turning Torso has 90 degrees of twisting)
Fordham Spire will be ready in 2009, if everything goes as planned.
Turning Torso opens with spectacular exhibition
From http://www.turningtorso.com/ July 10, 2005
As a part of the opening of Turning Torso, HSB MalmÃ¶ will arrange an exhibition about the construction of Turning Torso. The exhibition is open between August 24 and August 31, at Magasin VÃ¤stra Hamnen (the Turning Torso garage) immediately north of Turning Torso. The exhibition is free and open for everyone. At the exhibition, you will find:
works of art
At the exhibition, you will be able to:
Find out how the house grew out of sketches and watercolours.
Look at the sculpture by Santiago Calatrava that inspired to the construction of Turning Torso.
Experience a virtual elevator ride, similar to the 38-second-ride to the top of Turning Torso (floor 54).
Exhibition opening times
Wednesday 24 August 11amâ€“۵pm
Thursday 25 August 11amâ€“۸pm
Friday 26 August 11amâ€“۸pm
Saturday 27 August 9amâ€“۳pm
Sunday 28 August 9amâ€“۵pm
Monday 29 August 11amâ€“۸pm
Tuesday 30 August 11amâ€“۸pm
Wednesday 31 August 11amâ€“۸pm
Turning Torso vs. Led Zeppelin “The Object”
From a mail July 2, 2005
Led Zeppelin made in 1975 an album called “Presence”. The cover shows an object that looks somewhat like Turning Torso. The object is called “The Object”, and it was made in 1000 copies to promote the album. This object sometimes turns up at collector auctions.
If you want to see how the Turning Torso-like object from 1975 looks like, check out:.
From Swedish magazine Residence number 4, 2005
The main article in the Residence magazine number 4 2005 is about Turning Torso. The magazine concludes that MalmÃ¶ has turned: Now, everyone loves the scandal tower!
“The house can also be seen as a raised finger, saying that it is we in MalmÃ¶, and not the capital city of Stockholm, that has built Sweden’s first and only real skyscraper. It is we…” “…that are mentioned together with New York and Tokyo. While the capital only sits and waits for the Slussen to sink down in the water.”
The magazine also tells us that:
Johnny Ã–rbÃ¤ck, the main force that started the construction of Turning Torso, will live at floor 36 i Turning Torso.
Local celebrity Percy Nilsson will live in one of the largest compartments in Turning Torso, at floor 42.
“Turning Torso is a part of the picture where MalmÃ¶ is seen as a town where something happens, i.e. in this town, everything has not, as in a lot of other places, already happened.
According to the magazine, furniture that can be turned according to the shape of the room fits best in Turning Torso apartments.
The magazine also tell us about “a reversal of the mental values”: The view from Turning Torso towards the sea and the Ã–resund bridge is fantastic, but Pia Sandin (marketing manager for Turning Torso) has according to the magazine discovered that she has begun to turn her eyes more and more towards the town of MalmÃ¶, to rediscover it again.Torso Meeting:One of Europe’s most exclusive conference facilities
From http://www.sscskelleftea.se/ June 27, 2005
Torso Meeting, the conference facility at the top of Turning Torso, will be one of Europe’s most exclusive conference facilities, according to Ingvar Nohlin, project manager for the construction of Turning Torso. He continues: Torso Meeting will probably mostly be used for:
The interiors of Torso Meeting will be created, delivered and put in place by the SSC company from SkellefteÃ¥ in the north of Sweden. The same company will also build and put in place the interiors of the entrance to Turning Torso. On top of that, the company also delivers all interior doors (2,5 meters high) in the rental apartments in Turning Torso.
One of the conference floors will have its interior made in “lÃ¶nn”.
One of the conference florrs will have its interior made in “pÃ¤rontrÃ¤”.
The two conference floors will be ready in February 2006.