Sergels torg

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Sergels torg with the Kulturhuset (left)
The Sergels Torg during the blue hour in winter

Sergels torg ( Swedish torg - market or square) is a public square in central Stockholm , Sweden . The square is named after the sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel , whose studio was near the square. The Sergels torg and the surrounding buildings were built in the 1950s as part of the renovation of Norrmalm ( Norrmalmsregelingen ).

Various peculiarities have made the place known. The roundabout in the form of a superellipse should be mentioned among other things . This was designed in 1959 by the Danish mathematician Piet Hein . The 37 m high glass column in the middle is the crystal vertical accent , designed in 1974 by Edvin Öhrström . This official name is seldom used, however, usually the Stockholmers - somewhat derisively - refer to the work of art as pinning ( Eng . " The stick ").

On the west side of the actual square is a lower area that is covered with black and white panels and is one level below the square. This is also the entrance to the T-Centralen station and underground shopping malls. To the north of the square are the five city skyscrapers, the "five trumpets" , 72 m high and each with 19 floors. They were designed by well-known Swedish architects such as Sven Markelius , Backström & Reinius and David Helldén and built from 1955 to 1966. South of the square is Stockholm's Kulturhuset, designed by the architect Peter Celsing . To the east is the main branch of SEB AB , the largest Swedish bank.

The large road Sveavägen , which runs north from the square, is probably best known today for the fact that Olof Palme was murdered there (but a few hundred meters from Sergels torg, at Tunnelgatan ).


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Coordinates: 59 ° 19 ′ 57 ″  N , 18 ° 3 ′ 55 ″  E