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Turning Torso

Malmo Sweden

Status:
built
Construction Dates
  Began2001
  Finished2005
Floor Count57
Basement Floors2
Floor Area27,000 m²
Units / Rooms147
Building Uses
 - residential
 - conference
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - narrow base
 - twist-scraper
Architectural Style
 - deconstructivism

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof625 ft

Description
• Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia.

• Designed by world famous architect Santiago Calatrava. The building was inspired by his sculpture Twisted Torso.

• In August 2006, Felix Baumgartner parachuted from a helicopter to the top of the tower then BASE jumped of the roof, landing safely on the ground below.

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