Lilla Bommen

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Lilla Bommen
Skanskaskrapan september 2010.jpg
Lilla Bommen
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Coordinates 57°42′48″N 11°58′4″E / 57.71333°N 11.96778°E / 57.71333; 11.96778Coordinates: 57°42′48″N 11°58′4″E / 57.71333°N 11.96778°E / 57.71333; 11.96778
Construction started 1986
Completed 1989
Owner Vasakronan
Management Vasakronan
Antenna spire 83 m (272 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect Ralph Erskine
Structural engineer White arkitekter
Main contractor Skanska

Lilla Bommen, popularly referred to as The Lipstick, is an 83 metre tall 23 floor post-modern skyscraper at the Lilla Bommen district of central Gothenburg, Sweden. It is commonly referred to by people from Gothenburg as Läppstiftet (The Lipstick), Skanskaskrapan (The Skanska Scraper), Vattenståndet (a double-entendre: The Water Level, but also The Water Erection) or Legohuset (The Lego House), although the official name is simply Lilla Bommen after its location.

Skanskaskrapan was designed by Ralph Erskine in cooperation with White Architects and was built by Skanska in the late 1980s led by Gösta Backmark.

The building was finished in 1989 and has 27596 m² of office space, 2501 m² of shopping space and 1528 m² for other functions. The building is owned by Vasakronan. It is possible to take the elevator to the highest floor, where there is a café called GötheborgsUtkiken (The Gothenburg Lookout) with good views of the city.


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