Saturday, March 24, 2007

Entering Stockholm

Stockholm Highrise

Once in a while I leave Haninge for a visit to the nations capitol. Stockholm. This is one of those days. This skyscraper is known as Skatteskrapan. You will find it on Södermalm in Stockholm. Took a while to set up this composite. It took six shots but it came out OK me thinks. The Taxman used to live here. Now it's being rebuilt and there will be 495 student apartments and a few shops here. The cost for that was 1 000 000 000 SEK. A bit too much if you ask me. The skyskraper was built in 1959. The architect was Paul Hedqvist. It's 81 meters (25 stories) high.

5 comments:

Pat said...

Great job you did on the composite!

Is that your tallest building?

My PAD and Guelph Daily Photo

Stefan Jansson said...

Nope. The highest building in the country is quite famous. It's called The Turning Torso. The architect was Santiago Calatrava. The second highest building is a tv-tower in Stockholm with a pretty good view over the city. It's known as Kaknästornet.

Per Stromsjo said...

The (former) tax scraper is certainly an appropriate symbol of Sweden’s capital…

Stefan Jansson said...

capitol, capital...

Per Stromsjo said...

:D

A Freudian slip, possibly.