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“Pic of the Week”, June 11, 2021: Sergels Torg — Obelisk and Fountain

00 Stockholm Obelisk

Sergels Torg is Stockholm’s busiest public square. It was modernized and expanded in the 1950s to deal with the city’s growing population.

One of the city’s best-known fountains is located in Sergels Torg. It was completed in 1968, and since 2000 has been designated as a national cultural landmark. A contest was held for the design of the fountain’s central monument, which was won by sculptor Edvin Öhrström. ln 1974 the fountain’s main feature was installed, the Crystal Vertical Accent, or glass obelisk. 

The glass obelisk is 37.5 m (123 feet) tall. When it’s dark the oblesik is illuminated from within, making it all the more impressive.

Sergel’s Torg is a popular place for public gatherings. It’s home of the Cultural museum and a major metro station. Many of the city’s finest department stores are located near Sergel’s Torg.

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