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Stockholm set for north Europe's tallest flats

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Stockholm set for north Europe's tallest flats
08:27 CEST+02:00
Sweden's capital is set to house the highest-reaching apartment block in northern Europe, with a 75-storey behemoth planned to be constructed in southern Stockholm.

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.

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The Torso is the highest residential building in Europe, after the 264‑metre Triumph Palace in Moscow, and the 212‑metre Sky Tower in Wrocław, Poland.

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