Archive for December 9th, 2007


The Skanska Scraper is an 83 metre tall 23 floor post-modern skyscraper at Lilla Bommen near Barken Viking and Göta Älvbron in central Gothenburg. It is commonly referred to by people from Gothenburg as Legohuset (The Lego House) or Läppstiftet (The Lipstick). Skanskaskrapan was designed by Ralph Erskine in cooperation with White Architects and was built by Skanska in the late 1980s led by Gösta Backmark.

The building was finished in 1989 and has 27596 m² of office space, 2501 m² of shopping space and 1528 m² for other functions. The building is owned by Vasakronan AB. One may take the elevator to the highest floor, where there is a café called GötheborgsUtkiken (The Gothenburg Lookout) where one can view the city.


Read Full Post »