List of tallest buildings in Sweden

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Turning Torso, the tallest building in Sweden and Scandinavia since 2005.

This list of tallest buildings in Sweden ranks skyscrapers in Sweden by height. The tallest building in Sweden is the 57-story Turning Torso building, which rises 190.5 m (646 ft), in Malmö and was completed in 2005.[1] It also stands as the tallest building in Scandinavia.[1] The second-tallest building in the country is the Kaknästornet, which rises 155 m (509 ft) in height, or 170 m (560 ft) with the antenna included, but it is the Kista Science Tower in Stockholm, which rises 117 m (384 ft) in height, that is the second-tallest skyscraper. The tower is the highest office building in Sweden.[2]

The history of skyscrapers in Sweden began with the completion of Kungstornen on Kungsgatan in Stockholm.[3] The twin towers are each 60 m (197 ft) high and were completed in 1924 and 1925 respectively.[4] During World War II, the construction of high-rise buildings in Sweden was limited because of the prevailing economic depression. After the war, the high-rise buildings increased,[3] and skyscrapers such as Wenner-Gren Center, Skatteskrapan, Hötorgsskraporna, Folksamhuset, and Kronprinsen were built.[3]

In recent years, the interest for skyscrapers increased in Sweden again, mainly represented by the completion of Turning Torso in Malmö and the Kista Science Tower in Stockholm. Scandic Kista is a 146 m (476 ft) high proposed skyscraper that is scheduled for construction in 2008 and 2009.[5] It will be Sweden's second highest building when completed.[5] Mölndal Tower is another proposed skyscraper that is not scheduled for construction for now; it would be Sweden's third highest building at 122 m (400 ft) when completed.[6]

Many Swedish skyscraper projects have been canceled after protests, or because the plans were proved economically unsustainable. A 200 m (656 ft) high skyscraper, called Tell Us Tower, was planned for construction in 2010 at Telefonplan in Stockholm's southern suburbs, but the plans were canceled in 2007.[7][8] There were plans to construct a 325 m (1,066 ft) high skyscraper, Scandinavian Tower, in Malmö, but they were canceled in 2004.[9] If built, the Scandinavian Tower would have been the tallest skyscraper in Europe.[9] A taller skyscraper is planned to be finished in Moscow in 2011.

Tallest buildings[edit]

Hotell Triangeln (called Hilton when photographed)

This list ranks Swedish skyscrapers that stand at least 60 metres (197 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Name Location Height
m / ft
Floors Year Notes
1 Turning Torso Malmö 190 / 623 57 2005 Won the Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2005.[1][10]
2 Scandic Victoria Tower Stockholm 120 / 394 32 2011 Tallest building in Stockholm.
3 Kista Science Tower Stockholm 117 / 384 30 2003 Tallest office building in Sweden.[2][11]
4= Kista Tower (sv) (under construction) Stockholm 110 /361 30 2014
5= Point Hyllie (sv) (under construction) Malmö 110 /361 27 2016
6 Hotel Gothia Towers, third tower (under construction) Göteborg 100 /328 29 2014
7 Quality Hotel Friends Stockholm 90 /295 25 2013
8 Malmö Live (sv) (under construction) Malmö 87 /285 25 2015
9 Dockan Hotell Malmö 85 /279 23 2016
10 DN-skrapan Stockholm 84 / 276 27 1964 Tallest building in Sweden from 1964 to 2003.[12][13]
11 Söder Torn Stockholm 83 / 272 24 1997 [14][15]
12= Kronprinsen Malmö 82 m 27 1964
12= Tyresö View Stockholm 82 m 23 2014
14 Skrapan Västerås 81,4 m 26 1990
15 Skanskaskrapan Göteborg 81,3 m 23 1989
16 Skatteskrapan Stockholm 81 m 26 1959 Was converted from an office building into student apartments in 2005.
17 Culture Casbah (under construction) Malmö 80 m 26 2017 Won best futura project on MIPIM Awards 2013.
18 Folksamhuset Stockholm 79 m 24 1959
19 Ideon Gateway Lund 74 m 19 2012
20 Wenner-Gren Center Stockholm 73.7 m 25 1961
21 Trade Center Halmstad 73,5 m 24 1988
22= Gothia East Tower Göteborg 72 m 23 2001
22= Rica Talk Hotel Stockholm 72 m 19 2006
24 Scandic Infra City Upplands Väsby 70 m 24 1991
25 Forum Nacka Nacka 69,5 m 18 1989
26 Scandic Triangeln Malmö 69 m 22 1989
27 Närlundaskrapan Helsingborg 68 m 22 2007
28 Kv. Kaninen Malmö 67 m 19 2014
29 Västerås Stadshus Västerås 65 m 17 1958
30–33 Hötorgsskraporna 1–4 Stockholm 72 m 19 1962
34= Kockumshuset Malmö 65 m 16 1958
34= Quality Hotel View (under construction) Malmö 65 m 15 2015
35 Tornet Linköping 64 m 19 2008
36= Gothia West Tower Göteborg 63 m 18 1988
36= Slagthuset Malmö 63 m 13 1991
38 Scandic Hotel Ariadne Stockholm 62 m 17 1989
38= Malmö Arena Hotell Malmö 62 m 16 2014
40= Hötorgsskrapan 5 Stockholm 61 m 19 1962
40= Bonnierhuset Stockholm 61 m 18 1949
40= Södra Kungstornet Stockholm 61 m 17 1925
43 Norra Kungstornet Stockholm 60 m 16 1924
44 Gårda Business Center Göteborg 59,4 m 17 1989
45 Stockholm Globe City Stockholm 58 m 16 1988
46 Kronprinsessan 1 Malmö 57,5 m 18 2016
47= Centralsjukhuset Kristianstad 57 m 13 1973
47= Hotell Opalen Göteborg 57 m 16 2009
49= Nyponet Stockholm 56 m 21 1958
49= Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset Göteborg 56 m 18 1959
49= Ostkupan Göteborg 56 m 16 1964
49= Meeting Point Malmö Malmö 56 m 13 2015
53= Frölunda Sjukhus Göteborg 55 m 17 1967
53= SDS-Huset Malmö 55 m 15 1965
53= Universitetssjukhusets Centralblock Lund 55 m 14 1968
53= ÅF building Göteborg 55 m 16 2014
53= Niagara Malmö 55 m 11 2015
58= Tenoren Malmö 52 m 16 2015
58= Öresundshuset Malmö 52 m 14 1973

Tallest buildings by pinnacle height[edit]

Kronprinsen, the fourth-tallest building in Sweden when measuring by pinnacle height

This list ranks Swedish skyscrapers based on their pinnacle height, which includes radio masts and antennas. As architectural features and spires can be regarded as subjective, some skyscraper enthusiasts prefer this method of measurement. Standard architectural height measurement, which excludes antennas in building height, is included for comparative purposes.

Rank Name Pinnacle height
m / ft
Standard height
m / ft
Reference
1 Turning Torso 190 / 623 190 / 623 [1][10]
2 Kista Science Tower 145 / 476 117 / 406 [2][11]
3 Skatteskrapan 106 / 81 /

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Turning Torso". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kista Science Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ "Kungstornen". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Scandic Kista". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Mölndal Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Sveriges Arkitekter - Debatt" (in Swedish). Arkitekt.se. November 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  8. ^ "Tell Us Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  9. ^ a b "Scandinavian Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  10. ^ a b "Turning Torso". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  11. ^ a b "Kista Science Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  12. ^ "DN-Skrapan". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  13. ^ "DN-Skrapan". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  14. ^ "Söder Torn". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  15. ^ "Söder Torn". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 

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