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Globen

Stockholm globe arena, known as arena Eriksson (after its purchase of the telecommunications company Ericsson in 2009), is the national indoor arena of Sweden, located in Stockholm area Johanneshof. Today it is the largest hemispherical building in the world, the construction of which took two and a half years. The arena was opened in 1989.

Globen is shaped like a large white ball, whose diameter is 110 meters and the height inside the building is 85 meters. The arena can accommodate up to 16,000 spectators for shows and concerts and 13 850 spectators hockey. The shape of the building was not chosen by chance: arena represents the Sun in the framework of the project of the solar system in Sweden. The implementation of this project have been met a real mix of sizes of the planets and their distances relative to each other. Thus, the nearest to the Sun planet is also located in Stockholm, but the far - in other cities of the country.

Stockholm globe arena attracts not only those wishing to get into any concert or sporting match, but also ordinary tourists who want to see Stockholm from a bird's flight (130 meters above sea level). In 2010 there was opened a popular attraction, Skyview, where one of two glass gondolas, visitors can take a journey on the outside of the South side of the building.

Stockholm globe arena is not only the center of major events, but quite often become the center of interesting architectural projects. For example, from may to October 2009 on the roof of Globen Arena could see a small aluminum cabin (12 sqm). The aim of the project was to illustrate two important symbols for Sweden: the high-tech construction (the building of the Arena) and the traditional, simple architecture, which embodies a small country house.