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Ask Eva-Karin: Beautiful port from the 1600s has been made ugly

indeed, There is much to discover if you go exploring in the neighborhood Eldkvarnen where the city Hall is located, both when it comes to the town Hall and the

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Ask Eva-Karin: Beautiful port from the 1600s has been made ugly

indeed, There is much to discover if you go exploring in the neighborhood Eldkvarnen where the city Hall is located, both when it comes to the town Hall and the beautiful garden.

the Port that you are wondering about is a chapter for itself, and I agree with you fully that it is insensitive to destroy the doorpost. The port has, as you quite rightly point out, been sitting in the Old town. It was previously in the corner Västerlånggatan-Ignatiegränd, but ”turned over” when it was built in an art nouveau building on the site, designed by the two architects Eduard Hallquisth and Fritz Ullrich.

writing in his praktverk ”the Stockholm city hall and the architect Ragnar Östberg” to stadshusnämnden 1912 gave Östberg, state purchasing subject ”illustrative of the appearance of Stockholm, and history”.

So ended up with two 1600-talsportar in the Stockholm city hall. One was the entrance to the Måntornet, facing Riddarfjärden, the other laid out at the torngångens the beginning of the south tower.

There is a data plate, but it has apparently been so discreet placement to the barely visible.

It was a long approach to the answer, given to me by Jesper Lexius, construction project manager at fastighetskontoret. To begin with, would he agree with you:

– Kabeldragningarna is terrible, but at the same time protects the port from getting worse surgery. The advantage with the unsightly installations is that it is possible to restore the port, but that it has become overly influenced, " he says.

stresses that the door is used daily in a high degree, and in addition, it is an escape route.

Over the years, the port has been in which have been various unsuccessful attempts to adapt it to various requirements in the form of alarms, door closers, magnetic locks, etc. affected the look too much, in my personal opinion, " says Jesper, and underlines that the majority of these installations located on the inside of the gate.

It is nice to not see them based at least.

Efforts to find a solution to the problem continues – so much is certain, and both fastighetskontoret, and the city museum wants to avoid to drill or do additional damage to the gate and the house. Jesper points out that there is a data plate, but it has apparently been so discreet placement to the barely visible.

the Southern trapptornet or måntornet has got its name because it is adorned by a crescent moon, one of the many heavenly signs on the towers. Northern trapptornet have a sun, Karintornet an angel and the southern koppartornet a star.

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