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Old Posted Jan 13, 2009, 1:33 AM
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Aerial photos of Scandinavian cities

I'll start off with

Stockholm

The capital of Sweden is home to about 2 million people, most of which live in a sprawling network of suburbs connected by metro and commuter trains. The inner city is fairly compact and dense, and the average building height in the centre is quite tall.


City center

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Stockholm's "old town" located on a small isle in the middle of the body of water ("Knight Firth") that divides Stockholm.


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Downtown and main CBD


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Much of the city is located on islands, traversed by highways and transit lines.


From Wikipedia


The city is very orderly and well planned.


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Very, very cool. I love all of the water.
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Nice! It looks like hell to navigate. Giving directions must be difficult.

What are the name of these towers in the picture below? They really stick out:

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I love the look of Scandinavian cities. They're just about perfect. No wonder Lego was invented there (Denmark).
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Thanks for the comments, guys.

LMich,
They are called "Hötorgsskraporna" (Hötorg [Hay Square] Scrapers) and are typical for the era when large old areas in the major Swedish cities were torn down in favour of large scale modernist complexes. Luckily Stockholm's old town wasn't touched, but many buildings in the center have been lost.

That being said though - I think the Hötorg Buildings are OK.


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This forum should be pretty familiar with

COPENHAGEN

by now.


Copenhagen is comparable in size to Stockholm (2 million) but its geography (completely flat) allows for a significantly higher density.
The extended cross-border metropolitan area of Copenhagen-Malmö has around 3,6 million inhabitants.

The inner city of Copenhagen which is by far the largest in Nordic Europe, boasts around 400.000 inhabitants and an average density of around 10.000 p/km2 (~26.000 p/m2).



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Metropol Öresund (Copenhagen on the other side of the bridge):


by J. Kern @ Flickr


Downtown CPH in the foreground, the bridge and Malmö City in the distance:


by j.meunier @ Flickr



Söerne ("the Lakes") resembles a river traversing through the urbanity.


Wikimedia


Eniro.dk


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Railway tracks next to the borough of Vesterbro


Eniro.dk


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Area by area by the waterfront is being redeveloped. Here Langeline;


CopCap


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Wind turbines are a common sight around the Öresund Region, both on land and in the sea;


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Downtown with the City Hall Square;


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Tivoli Gardens


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Suburbs;


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King's New Square and Nyhavn


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Wow, that's neat. Too bad the pic is so small.
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Yeah, I loved that one too. I wonder which route you'd have to fly to get that view. When I think about it though, I did Shanghai-London a couple of years ago and we passed pretty much right above Malmö and Köbenhavn. It was a day flight though...
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I hope to explore Scandinavia soon
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OSLO

The Norwegian capital has a population of around 1,1 million in roughly the same area as Stockholm's 2 million. The metropolitan is thus very spread out, but city proper is growing at a rapid speed, and has in fact one of the highest growth rates (%) in Europe.

Downtown Oslo is located at the end of the Oslo Fjord. The waterfront is, like in Copenhagen, being redeveloped into public areas with residential areas mixed with services.


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The Bislett athetics stadium in the center of the pic:


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Downtown Oslo


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The highway bordering the fjord is currently being laid in a tunnel, allowing for new developments along the waterfront.


Panoramio via Northstar77



A huge part of the Norwegian (and Osloan) population lives in detached houses - perhaps the highest rate in Europe. Despite this fact, Oslo has a fairly large inner city area.


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The Royal Palace is located in a park in the middle of the city;


Marshol


Eastern parts of the inner city


Northstar77



The city has its fair share of "less beautiful" areas too, such as Ökern...


Northstar77

...and Alna.


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Nydalen

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The new award winning opera house by local architects Snöhetta is located in downtown by the waterfront.


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Inner suburbs


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One of the few 4 way motorway junctions in Norway.


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Man I love threads like this. I heard Copenhagen spreads out like a hand with fingers of suburbs - a revolutionary idea when it was developing.
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Man I love threads like this. I heard Copenhagen spreads out like a hand with fingers of suburbs - a revolutionary idea when it was developing.
Correct mate.

From Wiki:
Suburban Copenhagen is planned according to the Finger Plan, fingerplanen, initiated in 1947, dividing the suburbs into five fingers. The S-train lines are built according to the Finger Plan, while green wedges and highways are built in-between the fingers
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Great stuff. I love looking at cities from above - and Scandinavian cities are some of the best.
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Are there more Saabs and Volvos in the cities of Sweden than in other countries??
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MALMÖ

Sweden's third largest municipal is also the most dense city in Sweden. Almost half of the urban area's population lives in the city core/centre, and the rest lives in large scale housing projects built in the 60-70s or detached houses. About half of the city's housing was built during Sweden's "glory days" between 1955-75, during the so called "Million Programme".

The inner city has a density of 10.495 p/km2 (~27.200 p/sqm) while the urban area as a whole has 3.596 p/km2 (9.313 p/sqm).


It forms with Copenhagen the population epicentre of the otherwise sparsely populated Scandinavia.


Wikipedia


Malmö (background) is a 15 minute car trip from Copenhagen.


j.meunier @ flickr


The two cities forms one of the largest metropolitan areas in Northern Europe (S:t Petersburg and Hamburg are larger) - by far the largest in the Nordics.


J. Kern @ Flickr


The Old Town is known for its monumental squares (Grand Sq. in the center of the photo) and busy pedestrianized streets.


Eniro.se


Jorgens


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Nicknamed "the City of Parks";


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Downtown East Side:


Taken by me


The city is determined to keep its compact size, and has put heavy restrictions on further expansion of the urban area while the city is projected to grow by 45% the next 20 years. Old industrial areas (North Sorgenfri in the foreground) will be redeveloped into dense inner city:


Malmö Stad


While having a large historical core, the city has lately become known for its modern waterfront...


FlygFotot


Jorgens


Jorgens


My pic


Eniro.se


...and of course the Turning Torso - the main landmark of Malmö.


Thanks to sapmi

U/C in 2004/2005

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View from a Turning Torso apartment.

jorgens


The peninsula where Turning Torso is located is under heavy development. Today it looks like this:


SBK, Malmö

Tomorrow it will look like this:


David Wiberg


The modern waterfront areas were all home to industries in the past. Malmö was the earliest industrialized city in the Nordics.

Parts of the harbour areas are still in use, here for imported Toyotas;


My pic


Thanks to supers


Large parts of the city center are a big construction site:


My pic


Outskirts


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Due to the geography (Scania is completely flat), the city proper is compact and doesn't sprawl like Stockholm. The suburbs and satellites are separated from the city by farmland.

Skanör-Falsterbro - with some of the best beaches in Europe.


sapmi


FlygFoton


Helsingborg, north of Malmö, is the largest of the nearby cities;





South Central Malmö


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There are


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