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HSB Turning Torso - created by world famous architect Santiago Calatrava - is approaching it's finish and has reached an altitude of 190 meters (623 feet), becoming the second highest residential building in Europe.

A total of 54 floors including ten floors of offices, 147 apartments and meeting facilities on the two top floors. The view will be splendid overlooking the city of Malmö, the agricultural surroundings, the Öresund together with the bridge to Copenhagen and, of course, the Danish coastline.

The building is standing in a former industrial area, which is gradually being made into a place for living and working. Beginning with the housing exhibition Bo01 [Living01] this was later developed into the sea-side area called Västra Hamnen [Western Harbour], which will eventually house 10,000 people and accommodate an additional 20,000 who commute here to work or study.

Today this area is a mixture of still existing industries, newer office buildings, large construction sites, apartments and a board walk turned into an unofficial bathing place. But also a waterfront promenade, where outside cafés, bars and restaurants are teeming with young people enjoying life on sunny days and warm nights - just like this one...

And among all this stands the HSB Turning Torso!

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Image cropped, ran autolevels, increased saturation +10, ran NeatImage at 60%, resized for TE, sharpened and faded to 75%, framed and saved for Web. Actual shutter speed was 16 seconds.

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