Stockholm set for north Europe's tallest flats
26 Aug 2013, 08:27
Published: 26 Aug 2013 08:27 GMT+02:00
The plans will see the 75-storey flats to tower over Telefonplan, a short distance south west of central Stockholm.
Stockholm's mayor Sten Nordin, and Moderate council member Regina Kevius, deputy mayor for city planning and sports, will hold a press conference later on Monday with more details about the planned skyscraper.
The news comes just one week after Gothenburg announced plans to construct a 200-metre apartment block with 60 storeys in Lindholmen, to be opened in 2021, a building which would have been the tallest in the country. The city council will launch a competition among architects to design the building.
Currently, the tallest apartment block in Sweden is Malmö's Turning Torso at 190 metres and 54 storeys, so named because the building has a 90-degree twist from the first to the 54th floor.