Nya delar av Malmö

Att det byggs lite överallt i Malmö är inte så svårt att se. Byggkranar på många ställen. Extra kul är att se hur gamla industriområden blir som nya när det byggs bostäder istället för gamla skitiga fabriker och industrier. Ett sådant är Cementas gamla område i Limhamn. Här har byggts massor av nya bostadshus de senaste åren. Bra läge nära havet.

Vitt hus i Limhamn
Vitt höghus i Limhamn med spännande arkitektur.

Mycket av det som byggs numera är långt ifrån miljonprogrammets massproducerade. Mycket av den nya bebyggelsen har som synes ganska påkostad arkitektur. Tog en promenad genom de nya bostadsområdena i Limhamn för att se lite mer av byggnaderna utöver de man ser när man åker buss eller kör bil förbi. Riktigt fint med stora parker inne mellan husen.

Nybyggda hus i Limhamn
Nya bostäder poppar upp i Limhamn. Vissa har till och med stor skorsten. Skojar. Mitt ibland alla nya hus ligger det stora kraftvärmeverket insprängt.

När hela området blir färdigt blir det nog snyggt. Malmö Stad skulle gjort som Köpenhamn och placerat ut ett par “havnebad“. I vattnet mellan Ön och “fastlandet” hade varit en perfekt plats att placera ett.

Neptunigatan

Förr fanns Norra och Södra Neptunigatan men nu när de byggt en ny väg kanske den bara heter Neptunigatan hela vägen? Fortfarande oklart om man kikar på Google Maps. Här har också byggts en del nytt. Det ger en helhet på stråken från city ut mot Västra Hamnen och Ribersborg när det blir bebyggt och får vägar, cykel- och gångbanor.

Kontorshus på Neptunigatan
Troligen ett kontorshus. Är det ett bostadshus skulle man inte klaga över den enorma balkongen på översta våningen.

Kanalen under Neptunibron
Längs Neptunigatan går man över den nya Neptunibron. På andra sidan kanalen ser man Kockums gamla industrilokaler. Om jag förstått saken rätt är de dessa som ska rivas så småningom. Rätta mig gärna om jag har fel.

Längre fram på gatan, numera något inklämd mellan bostäder och kontor, ligger Malmö Stora Valskvarn, eller om det var Nord Mills, eller Lantmännen? Det verkar vara lite oklart om den kommer att finnas kvar mycket längre. Antingen för att det blir opraktiskt för dem själva eller att någon stadsplanerare kastar ut dem…

Malmö Stora Valskvarn
Malmö Stora Valskvarn som idag tillhör Lantmännen. Undrar hur länge den finns kvar?

Malmö Stora Valskvarn
Skuggor från rören.

Ytterligare en bit fram på vägen, nere vid hamnbassängen, byggs det ännu mer hus.

Nybygge i Malmö hamn
Till höger syns Malmö Universitets hus Niagara och till vänster byggs det flera nya bostadshus. Högst upp kan man nog se Öresundsbron.

Malmö Universitet Niagara
Inte helt nybyggt men en av Malmös coolaste byggnader. Malmö Universitet Niagara

På norra sidan av Malmö Centralstation byggs det också en hel del. Jag hann inte dit idag men när de kommit lite längre ska jag kolla in det området också. Hittade några som gjorde det man borde göra en söndag. Slappa.

Vila i hamnen
En slapp söndag i hamnen.

Camp Adventure Forest Tower

Säga vad man vill om danskar. Men när det gäller arkitektur och att ta ut svängarna och våga satsa på coola grejer är de bara bäst. Mitt ute i skogen ligger “Skovtårnet”. Ett cirka 50 meter högt torn med fantastisk utsikt från toppen.

Skovtårnet Haslev
Skovtårnet Haslev

Ett timglasformat torn att vandra upp till toppen i. Skovtårnet ligger cirka en timmes bilresa söder om Köpenhamn eller som i mitt fall Malmö. Bara att ta motorvägen söderut mot Gedser och Rødby. Vid avfarten mot Næstved tar du höger och efter bara några hundra meter är du framme vid tornet. Det är inte gratis att besöka och det bästa är att köpa biljett för både tornet och parkering från Camp Adventures hemsida. Så är du redo när du kommer fram. Priset för tornet är DKK125 (eller DKK150 om du bokar samma dag). Parkeringen kostar DKK50. När man kommer dit är det bara att köra in utan kontroll. Däremot behöver du ha betalt för att komma ut. Det sitter en läsare som läser QR-koden du får när du betalt parkeringen så bommen öppnar sig när du vill ut. Kort sagt, köp biljetter i förväg så slipper du köer och krångel med att göra det på plats.

Skovtårnet

Avfarten från motorvägen är densamma som om du besöker BonBon-land. BonBon-land ligger bara en bit bort. Jag kan rekommendera båda.


Måste säga att tornet är riktigt häftigt att besöka. Det var ganska mycket folk där idag men det flöt på riktigt bra. Hela turen är väldigt välorganiserad så det är bara att gå på. En ingång och en utgång. Att gå upp i tornet är inte jobbigt alls. Även barnvagnar och rullstolar funkar fint. Lagom lutning så det är inte jobbigt alls. Underbar utsikt över södra Själland. Har du kamera med dig är tornet grymt bildmässigt. Det finns hur många bilder som helst att ta. Blir du hungrig finns mat att köpa. Hamburgare och liknande. Priser kring DKK 100.

Har du vägarna förbi södra Själland så passa på att besök Tornet. Det är värt pengarna. Så coolt.

Tower of London

The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952, although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard I, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site.

The Tower of London
The Tower of London

The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times, and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armory, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. From the early 14th century until the reign of Charles II, a procession would be led from the Tower to Westminster Abbey on the coronation of a monarch. In the absence of the monarch, the Constable of the Tower is in charge of the castle. This was a powerful and trusted position in the medieval period. In the late 15th century, the castle was the prison of the Princes in the Tower. Under the Tudors, the Tower became used less as a royal residence, and despite attempts to refortify and repair the castle, its defences lagged behind developments to deal with artillery.

The peak period of the castle’s use as a prison was the 16th and 17th centuries, when many figures who had fallen into disgrace, such as Elizabeth I before she became queen, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Elizabeth Throckmorton, were held within its walls. Despite its enduring reputation as a place of torture and death, popularised by 16th-century religious propagandists and 19th-century writers, only seven people were executed within the Tower before the World Wars of the 20th century. Executions were more commonly held on the notorious Tower Hill to the north of the castle, with 112 occurring there over a 400-year period.

Tower of London. Video by Renata Pereira.

In the latter half of the 19th century, institutions such as the Royal Mint moved out of the castle to other locations, leaving many buildings empty. Anthony Salvin and John Taylor took the opportunity to restore the Tower to what was felt to be its medieval appearance, clearing out many of the vacant post-medieval structures. In the First and Second World Wars, the Tower was again used as a prison and witnessed the executions of 12 men for espionage. After the Second World War, damage caused during the Blitz was repaired, and the castle reopened to the public.

Today

Today, the Tower of London is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. Under the ceremonial charge of the Constable of the Tower, and operated by the Resident Governor of the Tower of London and Keeper of the Jewel House, the property is cared for by the charity Historic Royal Palaces and is protected as a World Heritage Site.

Text from Wikipedia.

Canary Wharf London

Canary Wharf is a commercial estate spanning the Poplar, Limehouse and Isle of Dogs districts in London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is one of the main financial centres of the United Kingdom, along with the City of London, and contains many of Europe’s tallest buildings, including the second-tallest in the UK, One Canada Square.


HSBC Canary Wharf London
HSBC, Canary Wharf, London

Canary Wharf is located on the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs.

West India Dock Company

From 1802 to the late 1980s, what would become the Canary Wharf Estate was a part of the Isle of Dogs (Millwall), Limehouse and Poplar and was one of the busiest docks in the world. After the 1960s, the port industry began to decline, leading to all the docks being closed by 1980. West India Docks was primarily developed by Robert Milligan (c. 1746–1809) who set up the West India Dock Company.

Port of London Authority

West India Dock was by this time owned by the Port of London Authority in 1909. Canary Wharf itself takes its name from No. 32 berth of the West Wood Quay of the Import Dock. This was built in 1936 for Fruit Lines Ltd, a subsidiary of Fred Olsen Lines for the Mediterranean and Canary Islands fruit trade. The Canary islands were so named after the large dogs found there by the Spanish (Gran Canaria from Canine) and as it is located on the Isle of Dogs, the quay and warehouse were given the name Canary Wharf.

London Docklands Development Corporation

After the docks closed in 1980, the British Government adopted policies to stimulate redevelopment of the area, including the creation of the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) in 1981 and the granting of Urban Enterprise Zone status to the Isle of Dogs in 1982.

The Canary Wharf of today began when Michael von Clemm, former chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), came up with the idea to convert Canary Wharf into a back office. Further discussions with G Ware Travelstead led to proposals for a new business district and included the LDDC developing a cheap light metro scheme, called the Docklands Light Railway to make use a large amount of redundant railway infrastructure and to improve access.

The project was sold to the Canadian company Olympia & York and construction began in 1988, master-planned by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with Yorke Rosenberg Mardall as their UK advisors, and subsequently by Koetter Kim. The first buildings were completed in 1991, including 1 Canada Square, which became the UK’s tallest building at the time and a symbol of the regeneration of Docklands. By the time it opened, the London commercial property market had collapsed, and Olympia and York Canary Wharf Limited filed for bankruptcy in May 1992.

Initially, the City of London saw Canary Wharf as an existential threat. It modified its planning laws to expand the provision of new offices in the City of London, for example, creating offices above railway stations (Blackfriars) and roads (Alban Gate). The resulting oversupply of office space contributed to the failure of the Canary Wharf project.



Canary Wharf Group

In Oct. 1995, an international consortium that included investors such as Alwaleed, bought control for $1.2 billion. Paul Reichmann was named chairman, and Canary Wharf went public in 1999. The new company was called Canary Wharf Limited, and later became Canary Wharf Group.

In 1997, some residents living on the Isle of Dogs launched a lawsuit against Canary Wharf Ltd for private nuisance because the tower interfered with TV signals. The residents lost the case.

Recovery in the property market generally, coupled with continuing demand for large floorplate Grade A office space, slowly improved the level of interest. A critical event in the recovery was the much-delayed start of work on the Jubilee Line Extension, which the government wanted ready for the Millennium celebrations.

In March 2004, Canary Wharf Group plc. was taken over by a consortium of investors, backed by its largest shareholder Glick Family Investments and led by Morgan Stanley using a vehicle named Songbird Estates plc.

Canary Wharf guided tour. Video by Dewyne Lindsay.

Corporations

Canary Wharf contains around 16,000,000 square feet (1,500,000 m2) of office and retail space, of which around 7,900,000 square feet (730,000 m2) (about 49%) is owned by Canary Wharf Group. Around 105,000 people work in Canary Wharf, and it is home to the world or European headquarters of numerous major banks, professional services firms, and media organisations, including Barclays, Citigroup, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, EY, Fitch Ratings, HSBC, Infosys, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, MetLife, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, RBC, Deutsche Bank, S&P Global, Skadden, State Street, and Thomson Reuters.

Text from Wikipedia.

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