Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 13:48:41 GMT
From: Malcolm William Mason <mwm1(spam)nospamedu>
Subject: Re: Sweden's twisting tower

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.

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