Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 09:50:27 GMT From: Johannes <johsnospam-gets-snuffed-sizefitter.com> Subject: Re: Sweden's twisting tower
Saab Guy wrote: > > http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/08/27/sweden.skyscraper.ap/index.html > > Sweden's twisting tower > > Saturday, August 27, 2005; Posted: 3:59 p.m. EDT (19:59 GMT) > > 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. Yet, the picture looks different to what I imagined. The 'cubes' aren't really cubes as they're perfectly aligned with top and bottom neighbours. It's rather like sections of a candy stick. Fashionable as it looks, these sort of distortions are usually a nightmare for traditional builders and carpenters.