5 Informative Facts About Turning Torso

Facts About Turning Torso

Facts About Turning Torso

  1. Turning Torso is based on a sculpture by Calatrava, called Twisting Torso, which is a white marble piece based on the form of a twisting human being. It is the first “twisting” tower.
  2. In August 2015, it was announced that the building was the winner of the 10 Year Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. It won the 2005 Gold Emporis Skyscraper Award.
  3. Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden and the tallest building in Scandinavia.
  4. On 18 August 2006, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner parachuted onto the Turning Torso, and then jumped off it.
  5. Located in Malmö on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, it was built and is owned by Swedish cooperative association HSB. It is regarded as the first twisted skyscraper in the world.
Facts About Turning Torso
Facts About Turning Torso

10 Interesting Facts About Malmö

Facts About Malmö

Facts About Malmö

  1. In 1992 and in 2013 Malmö was the host of the Eurovision Song Contest.
  2. Malmö is located at 13°00′ east and 55°35′ north, near the southwestern tip of Sweden, in the province of Scania
  3. The Population of Malmö is 316,588, as of 2018.
  4. Malmö was first mentioned as a city in 1275 and received its coat of arms in 1437.
  5. Malmö has the biggest Middle Eastern community in Sweden.
  6. The Öresund bridge goes from Malmö to Copenhagen.
  7. Malmö is twinned with Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  8. Malmö is a young city, almost half the population is under the age of 35
  9. Since the construction of the Öresund Bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation, producing new architectural developments, supporting new biotech and IT companies, and attracting students through Malmö University and other higher education facilities.
  10. In the 17th century, Malmö and the Scanian region came under the control of Sweden following the Treaty of Roskilde with Denmark, signed in 1658.

 

Facts About Malmö
Facts About Malmö