Sunday, April 1, 2007
Sign of the Times
Jan Jörnmark is a shooter who specializes in photographing abandoned industrial sites and other deserted places in Sweden. One of our sharp-eyed readers noticed this particularly poignant building on Jan's site.
It's the one-time world headquarters of Hasselblad. Former medium-format giant Hasselblad optimistically moved into its brand new, ultra-modern, custom-designed building in the fall of 2003. A mere two years later, following Hassie's absorption by Imacon, the facility sat empty and abandoned.
I wonder if any of our Swedish readers know what the building is used for today?
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON
Featured comment by Björn Ylinenpää: Hasselblad has moved to smaller facilities in the same industrial park. Today the Hasselblad building is used by SVT and SR, the government-owned public-service TV and radio companies, Sweden's largest broadcasters.