Klara (Swedish: Klarakvarteren or the Klara quarter) is a part of lower Norrmalm in the central part of Stockholm. It has its name from Klara Church. Today the name, though not often used in daily speech, has become synonymous with the old city that once occupied lower Norrmalm.
During the 1950s and 1960s Klara went through an extensive urban renewal project. Over 450 buildings were torn down and most of the existing houses in this area were rebuilt during the early 19th century. Before the demolitions the area was characterized by many small shops and workshops. The new buildings on the other hand were mainly office buildings. Many writers and journalists have condemned the demolitions.
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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Stockholm, Sweden.
Klara air raid shelter, also known as the Klara bunker, is one of Stockholm's major civil air raid shelters, with an area of 6,650 m2 (71,600 sq ft). The shelter is designed for civilians and members of government, and is located in central Stockholm. The shelter was built during the Cold War, in the 1960s, as central Stockholm was being reformed during the "Redevelopment of Norrmalm". Klara shelter is named after the nearby Klara Church.
Norra Latin is the familiar Swedish name of a historic Stockholm school more properly known as Högre allmänna läroverket för gossar å Norrmalm. Completed in 1880, for over a hundred years the school, at 71b Drottninggatan in the Norrmalm district of Stockholm, offered an education that emphasized Greek, Latin and classical studies. The school was formed by a merger that included Klara gamla skola on Klara västra kyrkogata and Stockholms gymnasium on the island of Riddarholmen. Although a 1918 resolution declared that the school should be co-educational, girls were in fact not admitted until 1961. In the beginning of the 1980s the building was sold to Landsorganisationen i Sverige, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, who renovated the building as a modern conference centre, opening in 1989.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Stockholm:
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