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MALMÖ, SWEDEN.-The Turning Torso designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is the tallest Nordic skyscraper. It was officially opened Saturday. The design of the building is based in form on the sculpture Turning Torso. The residential tower is meant to be seen as a freestanding sculptural element posed within the cityscape. The equivalent in the tower of the sculpture’s steel support is the nucleus of internal elevators and stairs, through which the box units communicate. The tower consists of nine stacked cubes each turned slightly to achieve a 90-degree twist. The top six cubes will be 147 luxury apartments while the bottom three cu
bes will have office space.
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