The Polstjärnan (or Pole Star) skyscraper, by SOM (Image: Serneke)
The proposal also involves a plan to re-invigorate the general area surrounding the skyscraper (Image: Serneke)
SOM has until 2021 for the surrounding park areas to be completed, in order to be ready for Gothenburg's 400 year anniversary (Image: Serneke)
Reaching 230 m (754 ft) high, the Pole Star was the second-tallest of the five proposals put to a panel of judges in the recent international architecture competition (Image: Serneke)
In total, the entire project covers 20 hectares (50 acres), and will include residential, retail, and commercial spaces, in addition to some cafes and restaurants (Image: Serneke)
Following an international architecture competition, Skidmore Owings and Merril (SOM) has been given the nod to produce what will be Scandinavia's tallest building. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Polstjärnan (or Pole Star) residential skyscraper is due for completion in 2019.
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