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September 24, 2005

Turning Torso — by Santiago Calatrava


It seems to me striking modern buildings should be considered works of art and when they are named the architect should be noted just as we would with a sculpture or painting.

So with this new piece, the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden by the Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava.

Indeed, the building's website begins, "Based on a work of sculpture...."

The 623–foot–tall structure, above a former industrial district, consists of nine cubes twisting toward the waterfront.


It sits on the strait separating Denmark from Sweden and instantly becomes the tallest residential building in Sweden.

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I can't escape the impression that it's in the process of falling down. I always get the feeling that tall buildings are about to fall on me when I look up at them (it's some mental inversion of my fear of heights); this one'd _really_ freak me out :-).

Posted by: Daniel Rutter | Sep 24, 2005 4:15:47 PM

It reminds me a little of the Burj Al Arab:

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Sep 24, 2005 3:43:13 PM

Wow, that is one beautiful building. Imagine the view from the penthouse
Almost enought to make up for the weather...

Posted by: riannan | Sep 24, 2005 1:45:36 PM

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