Kungstornen, Stockholm, Sweden

Sven Wallander & Ivar Callmander
Date Built
1919 to 1924
These twin towers called "The King's Towers" sit across from each other on Kungsgatan beside the bridge known as Malmskillnadsbron.  On the right above is Norra Kungstornet (North King's Tower) designed by Sven Wallander.  It features 16 floors above ground level and stands 60 metres tall.

Södra Kungstornet (South King's Tower) was designed by Ivar Callmander.  It has 17 floors above ground and it rises 61 metres.  Apparently, the first owner of the tower was Lars Magnus Ericsson, the founder of the phone company Ericsson.

Sources suggest that the architects were influenced by the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan and that these office towers were the first "modern" skyscrapers in Europe.

The South Tower is decorated with statues of four Gods from Roman mythology: Fortuna, Mercury, Neptune and Victory, all by the sculptor Aron Sandberg.

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