Kungstornen / The Kungsgatan Towers

Kungstornen / The Kungsgatan Towers (HM24XO)

Location: Stockholm, Stockholms län 111 35
Country: Sweden
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N 59° 20.16', E 18° 3.953'

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Arkitekt Sven Wallander föreslog 1915 att Kungsgatans östra del skulle få en enhetlig hushöjd med två "skyskrapare" i korsningen vid Malmskillnadsgatan. Denna idé fastställdes i stadsplan 1919. Norra Kungstornet stod efter hans ritningar färdigt 1924. Högst upp låg en tid natt-klubben Blue Heaven och senare fotografen K W Gullers arbetsplats. Södra Kungs-tornet, ritat av arkitekt Ivar Callmander, stod färdigt 1925. I översta våningen låg förr Restaurant Pagod.

The North Tower, completed in 1924, was designed by architect Sven Wallander. The South Tower is from 1925 and was designed by architect Ivar Callmander.

[English translation of Swedish text:]
In 1915, architect Sven Wallander proposed that the eastern part of Kungsgatan would have two "skyscrapers" of equal height at its intersection with Malmskillnadsgatan. This proposal was accepted in 1919. The Northern King's Tower was completed in 1924. The night club "Blue Heaven", and later the workplace of photographer K. W. Gullers occupied the top floor. The Southern King's Tower, designed by architect Ivar Callmander, was completed in 1925. "Restaurant Pagod" was on the top floor.
HM NumberHM24XO
Year Placed1998
Placed BySamfundet S:t Erik
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)27V E 666891 N 6581143
Decimal Degrees59.33600000, 18.06588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 59° 20.16', E 18° 3.953'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds59° 20' 9.6000" N, 18° 3' 57.1800" E
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Kungsgatan, Stockholm Stockholms län 111 35, SE
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