The Ericsson Globe (originally known as the Stockholm Globe Arena, or in Swedish nicknamed “Globen” meaning “The Globe”) is the national indoor arena of Sweden, located in Stockholm. The Ericsson Globe is currently the largest hemispherical building in the world and took two and a half years to build, from 1986 to 1989). Shaped like a large white ball, it has a diameter of 110 metres (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 metres (279 feet). The volume of the building is 605,000 cubic metres (21,188,800 cubic feet) and it would take 44 years to filled with water to the top with a domestic water crane.
It has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators for shows and concerts, and 13,850 for ice hockey. Cher, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Trivium, Rod Stewart, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Linkin Park, Tokio Hotel, Bullet, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Rammstein, Lady Gaga, John Paul II, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, P!nk, Drake, NHL matches, tv productions, events, Hollywood movies (Joker – 1991), you name it, it happened there!
In February 2010 a funicular railway known as Skyview opened on the outside of the arena which takes visitors to the top for a virtually unobstructed view over Stockholm. There is no known such arrangement elsewhere in the world. Each of the two gondolas accommodates 16 passengers who will be 130 meters high when at the top.
This building also represents the Sun in the Sweden Solar System, the world’s largest scale permanent model of the Solar System.
Stockholm – Sweden
Canon EOS 550D + 50mm lens + CPL filter
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