Sergels Torg

Sergels Torg – Stockholm, Sweden

Sergels torg ("Sergel's Square") is the most central public square in Stockholm, Sweden, named after 18th-century sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel, whose workshop was once located north of the square. Sergels torg has a dominant west-to-east axis and is divided into three distinct parts: A sunken pedestrian plaza furnished with a triangular-colored floor pattern (colloquially referred to as Plattan, "The Slab") and a wide flight of stairs leading up to the pedestrian street Drottninggatan, connecting south to Stockholm Old Town and north to Kungsgatan. This plaza is partly overbuilt by a roundabout centered on a glass obelisk and by the concrete decks of three major streets. North of this traffic junction is…