Item Details

The Turning Torso, Malmo [electronic resource]

Electric Sky (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
What happens when a city loses its trademark industry and the trademark architectural icon that goes with it? That was the problem facing the Swedish shipbuilding city of Malmo when the Kockums Crane was dismantled in 2002. This program illustrates the city's radical solution-a dramatic reinvention of its skyline and its socioeconomic image with the Turning Torso apartment building. Viewers will learn about the tower's unique sculptural origins, its twisted cube-stack shape, its unusual slanted windows, and its role in creating Malmo's post-industrial identity. The civic controversy that frequently accompanies daring building design is also explored.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
28 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Vertical City: Ten Skyscraper Case Studies
Vertical City
Contents
  • Santiago Calatrava Building Design (2:55)
  • A Building With No Straight Lines (3:39)
  • Story of the Skyscraper (3:20)
  • Design Changes (4:19)
  • Project Turning Point (3:01)
  • Exterior Cleaning on Skyscraper's Exterior Surface (5:14)
  • Iconic Status of Building (2:56)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2007.
Publisher no.
  • 39194s Films Media Group
  • 39196 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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