Stockholm - Sergels Torg
Sergels Torg is the most central public square in Stockholm named after 18th century sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel, whose workshop was once located north of the square. Since its creation, Sergels Torg has been much criticized for giving priority to cars at the cost of pedestrians. It has, among some quarters, become the main target for criticism of the much debated demolition of the central city district of Klara during the 1950s and 1960s. Nevertheless, it is not dissimilar to but larger than the public space in front of Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and much like its French counterpart remains the most popular space in Stockholm for meeting friends, for political manifestations, for a wide range of events, and for drug-dealers. This includes the fountain, in which people celebrate every major victory by a Swedish sports team. Next to the square you can find the 37 meter tall glass obelisk made by Edvin Öhrström in 1974.