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Artist's drawing of the planned new skyscraper in Gothenburg, Photo: SEFA
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Stockholm mayor Sten Nordin, City Planning Commissioner Regina Kevius, and Mattias Roos , CEO of builders SSM Bygg och Fastighets AB, present plans for the Tellus Tower, Photo: Dave Russell/Radio Sweden
"It's not a competition"

Stockholm and Gothenburg vie for tallest building

5:42 min

Last week it was announced that there are plans to build the tallest skyscraper in the Nordic region in Gothenburg. Now Stockholm has countered, with a proposal to build an even loftier building.

The 60 floor skyscraper in Gothenburg is to be 200 meters tall. But on Monday afternoon Stockholm Mayor Sten Nordin announced a plan to erect Tellus Tower, 75 floor apartment building at Telefonplan, in the southern part of the city.

At 225 meters, that would make it the highest residential building in northern Europe.

Sweden’s currently tallest building is the Turning Torso tower in Malmö, at 190 meters and 54 floors.

Stockholm City Mayor, Sten Nordin tells Radio Sweden, "It is very important to develop this area, it is an old industrial area, and this high bulding will give a profile to the place."

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