Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 10:02:55 -0500
From: Dan <>
Subject: Re: Sweden's twisting tower

On 9/19/2005 8:48 AM, Malcolm William Mason wrote: > On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 00:50:29 GMT, Saab Guy <> wrote: > > >> >> >> >>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. >> >>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. > > > > What is a Spanish architect doing building in Sweden. has he hired or > associated with a swedish firm for construction? > > Malcolm William Mason, Dip. N.Arch, B.A. Sc., M.Arch. He is one of the hottest architects working today. He did a building in my hometown of Milw, WI:

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