HSB Turning Torso is the tallest building in Scandinavia, having 54 floors and being 190 metres tall (623 feet). It´s located in the city of Malmö in Sweden.
It´s the first skyscraper made by the spanish world renowned architect and engineer, Santiago Calatrava. The design is based on a white marble sculpture by Calatrava called Twisting Torso which represents a twisting human being. When Johnny Örbäck, former CEO of the Turning Torso contractor and Board Chairman of the Malmö branch of the co-operative housing association HSB, saw the sculpture in 1999, he contacted Calatrava to ask him to design a building using the same concept.
The skyscraper has got 147 luxury apartments and office spaces.
Its construction started in the summer of 2001 by Swedish NCC constructors and it was inagurated on the 27th April 2005.
In the next video we can see how the workers built floor number 36 in just one week.
Turning Torso - Building the 36th floor. 1/5
Turning Torso - Building the 36th floor. 2/5
Turning Torso - Building the 36th floor. 3/5
Turning Torso - Building the 36th floor. 4/5
Turning Torso - Building the 36th floor. 5/5
From: wikipedia and youtube