Slussen is doomed

Slussen från Fjällgatan

On the 27th of September, the decision was officially taken to tear down the old and build a new Slussen in Stockholm. Experts say the  whole area is sinking down into the mud underneath, and that the construction can´t take the heavy city traffic anymore.

The city plans to start this huge building project during 2014, and will finish in 2020 (plus the usual big city project delays, I guess). Some applaud this, and some are devastated. In spite of Slussen´s worn down and dirty appearance, many people love this place and the life that constantly goes on in and around it. Noone applauds the six years of traffic chaos we are heading for, though.

13 x 10 cm, TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink, and watercolours, on Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook page.

5 Responses to “Slussen is doomed”

  1. Isa says:

    Même en camaïeu de gris, c’est joli ! Je suis surprise que tu puisses dessiner autant de détails sur un format aussi petit. Bon courage pour la future circulation avec ces travaux gigantesques …

  2. la future circulation avec ces travaux gigantesques …

  3. Just found your site for the first time. Lots of lovely work. I’m commenting on this piece because it brings back fond memories of a long ago visit to Stockholm as a young back-packing art student.

    • Hi Barry! Good to hear that you like my work, and that you visited Stockholm! This is drawn from a typical viewpoint, Fjällgatan, where you can see almost the whole city.

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