Happy news for Stockholm

Stockholm is beautiful. Stockholm has been the political and economic center of Sweden since the 13th century. Stockholm urban area has a population of 1,252,000 and is Scandinavia’s largest continuously built-up area. Its strategic location on several islands on the east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago, has been historically important.
But Stockholm is not a museum. Things has to change. Therefore, everyone ought to be happy about the news that 30 skyscrapers will be built in Stockholm. This is a good way to solve the horrible housing situation for the city and make the city to appear more international. During my stay in London I was shocked. I don’t know why, but they refuse to build anything except their ugly terraced houses. This is, especially these gray or brick-walled houses in England, probably the ugliest forms of architecture there is. I tried to criticize them to my host-mom and she actually got seriously pissed! That was hilarious (not at the moment though).


The only thing that could possibly be any worse would be the modernist developments of Vällingby and Farsta that, due to an international hippie-mentality at that time, were internationally praised. In the 1960s, this suburban development continued, also with the aesthetic of the times. The industrialized and mass-produced blocks of flats continued and I CANNOT why this didn’t receive more criticism than it got because this is a shame for Stockholm. Now they stand there, butt-ugly, being a monument over the stupidity of Swedish socialism and nowadays segregation and immigration problems. Flattering!

It’s time to take out the trash. A good thing would be to start building daring and fresh buildings to improve the image of the city. That’s why this is happy news and I hope they hurry …

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This blog belongs to Carl-Mikael A. Teglund - tegis. Swedish emigrant with a heart for languages, philosophy, history, and politics (classical liberalism in the European tradition). Go ahead and look, read, or listen. I'm sure you will find it interesting.
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3 Responses to Happy news for Stockholm

  1. Roland Dodds says:

    My God, those things are ugly! I will vote for any party that opposed those monstrosities!

  2. tegis says:

    Are we talking about skyscrapers or the industrialized and mass-produced blocks of flats? 🙂

  3. So? says:

    Everything built since 1950 is butt-ugly. You might enjoy this site:
    http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore.html

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