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Turning Torso Skyscraper, Malmö: 10 reviews and 32 photos
This building, which was finally opened in 2005, has split the Malmö population in half. Those who hate it think that it is a complete waste of money that could have been spent on AFFORDABLE housing for Malmö citizens, and those who love it think that finally, little Malmö has a building which even impress the Stockholmers. Because it does, there's no getting around it when even Stockholm's mayor says she's jealous of it. Spanish architect Calatrava got to see his masterpiece built in Sweden's third city by housing company HSB which nearly went bancrupt in the process and sacked their local chairman, but hey, afterwards, the Torso was finished, the world was impressed and the whole thing opened with a huge party in the city library (which upset the negative people even more since that meant it was closed to the public) with Calatrava as guest of honour. Malmö has a building which can be seen from Copenhagen across the strait. You however can NOT see it other than from the outside most days, but that too is quite impressive as it twists its way up the sky. If you are in luck, you might happen to visit, or plan your visit, just as HSB has one of there guided tours inside. This costs around SEK 200, and you need to check times and book with HSB (see website). Tours tend to be cancelled at short notice if there are not enough participants. Another way to see it is to work for a company booking the restaurant and conference centre open to group bookings only.
You don't have to be a millionaire to live here, and the few colleagues I have had who has lived here have actually been quite disappointed with the apartments since they are quite hard to furnish and have very little storage space. The building has a lot of service otherwise though, such as a concierge, wine cellar and other non-typical things in the Swedish housing market...Click on the other pictures to see it being built. The Swedish part of the below website has a virtual tour of it.
Address: Turning Torso
Directions: Impossible to miss.
Phone: +4610-442 30 00
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