Kungstornen

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Kungstornen
Kungstornen.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Neoclassical
Location Kungsgatan 28-33
Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates 59°20′10″N 18°03′56″E / 59.33611°N 18.06556°E / 59.33611; 18.06556Coordinates: 59°20′10″N 18°03′56″E / 59.33611°N 18.06556°E / 59.33611; 18.06556
Completed Norra: 1919 – 1924
Södra: 1924 – 1925
Height
Roof Norra: 60 m (200 ft)
Södra: 61 m (200 ft)
Technical details
Floor count Norra: 16
Södra: 17
Floor area Norra: 6,054 m2 (65,160 sq ft)
Södra: 10,810 m2 (116,400 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Ivan Callmander
Ture Wennerholm
Sven Wallander
References
[1][2][3][4]

Kungstornen (English: King's Towers) are twin tower skyscrapers, individually named Norra Kungstornet and Södra Kungstornet, in Norrmalm, Stockholm. The 16-storey Norra Kungstornet is 60 m (200 ft) and was built between 1919 and 1924; and the taller 17-storey, 61 m (200 ft) Södra Kungstornet was built between 1924 and 1925. Together, they are considered the first modern skyscrapers in Europe.[5]

The tower pair marks a slight bend in the street, one block east of Hötorget, where it is crossed by the 16 m (52 ft) Malmskillnadsbron, a bridge in the course of Malmskillnadsgatan, to which they are adjacent. They are 16 m (52 ft) and of similar, but not identical, exterior design. Their construction was inspired by American models, particularly the architecture of Lower Manhattan of the time. The north tower was designed by Sven Wallander who also authored the 1919 master plan for Kungsgatan; the southern tower was designed by Ivar Callander.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kungstornen at Emporis
  2. ^ Södra Kungstornet at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  3. ^ Norra Kungstornet at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ Södra Kungstornet at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ Hultin, Olof; Bengt O H Johansson; Johan Mårtelius; Rasmus Wærn (1998). The Complete Guide to Architecture in Stockholm. Stockholm: Arkitektur Förlag. p. 62. ISBN 91-86050-43-5. 

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