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Old May 14th, 2017, 10:16 PM   #301
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Construction update of the Orkla tower at Skøyen taken by me.





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Old May 14th, 2017, 10:23 PM   #302
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Construction update of Skøyen Atrium building step three taken by me. This building will be located right across the street of the Orkla tower above.







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Old May 14th, 2017, 10:55 PM   #303
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Munch museum construction update by me.



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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:11 AM   #304
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Some pictures of the completed upgrade of Prinsens Gate in Kvadraturen. It was made into a street reserved for trams like what Storgata will also become. It's quite hard to find pictures of the finished results though so maybe I will go down and take some pictures on my own one day, but this is what I've found for now. Both the location and the situation before the upgrade can be seen here: https://www.google.no/maps/place/Pri....7451953?hl=no
I took some pictures of this street late Saturday evening when it was eerily quiet down there. It only took them with my phone so the quality isn't that great though.




One bench that was found at Dronninggaten tram stop. It's first of two stops that are along the street.




A early '30s modernstic building located across the street for the stop. This building have recently gotten the shop fronts renovated. This is how it used to look.




Zebra crossing.




Bicycle stand.




Looking down the street.




Further up there is a stretch where bollards have been put up. I'm not sure why these are only here, but the building they are located next to house a bank so that could perhaps be the reason.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:16 AM   #305
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Many buildings have either been renovated or are in the process of being renovated here. One example of this can be seen in this picture.




Nedre Slottsgate, a side street.




Looking down again. Another building is being renovated here.




Further up. This stretch have been widened to take two tracks. Before.




From below. I'm not really allowed to be here but there was no one around so I took the change.




The temporary tram line in Rosenkrantz gate have already been removed.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:29 AM   #306
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A photo taken in the opposite direction. Just a nice photo I found:



The opera can be seen by the water on the left edge of the photo, the barcode project and the area around the central station is excluded.
The crane you can see in the bottom right corner of this aerial is for this apartment project.





The church is Oslos oldest still standing building, dating from the first half of the 12th century, and soon it will be neighbor to what will be for a movement Oslos youngest building.
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Old May 15th, 2017, 03:04 PM   #307
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The winning design for the first block of the Ulven development. Ulven is an attempt to urbanize a former industrial area at the edge of Groruddalen in suburban Oslo. This block is marked in purple on the map.







Ulven today:


Location: https://www.google.no/maps/place/Ulv....8133422?hl=no
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Old May 15th, 2017, 03:41 PM   #308
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Update from the construction of the new national museum, which according to norwegian newspaper VG will be the largest museum of northern europe (however that defined).

Source: http://www.vg.no/rampelys/kunst/se-d...iv/a/23982555/
Another picture. The House of Oslo building, which will soon be demolished, can also be seen to the right.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 08:25 PM   #309
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Construction update of the Parkodden apartment project in Strømmen in suburban Oslo. Rather bland but at least it is a step in urbanizing this part of the Oslo urban area which have traditionally been dominated by single-family detached homes, as can be seen by the surroundings in the pictures.

Edit: Apparently the "updates" were taken last year so I assume they have come much further now.









Location: https://www.google.no/maps/@59.95063...2!8i6656?hl=no
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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:47 AM   #310
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Just a nice picture from yesterday showing the Bjørvika bay with the waterfront and the skyline Sørenga can be seen in the foreground, the Bispevika project can be found to the right while the big concrete core in the middle belongs to the Munch Museum that is currently under construction. The tower on the left in the background belongs to the completed Tjuvholmen development which have been mentioned a couple of times on these pages.


Oslo by night by Benjamin Adolphi, on Flickr
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Old May 16th, 2017, 01:28 PM   #311
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Re-development of a old industrial building in Nydalsveien 32b in Nydalen. This will be built right behind the already posted Gullhaug Torg tower.









Location and current situation; https://www.google.no/maps/@59.95034...7i13312!8i6656
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Very impressive ! Congratulations
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Old May 16th, 2017, 10:11 PM   #313
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First building step of the Vollebekk development. Expected completion is 2019. This is yet another attempt at urbanizing a part of Oslos suburbia.






Location relative to the city:



Masterplan:


Location: https://www.google.no/maps/place/Vol...1!4d10.8312939
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Old May 17th, 2017, 01:36 AM   #314
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An apartment tower called Tower1 (cheesy name, I know) in Lillestrøm. It's located right next to the railway. I believe it should be under construction now.



Location: https://www.google.no/maps/@59.95563...2!8i6656?hl=no
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Old May 17th, 2017, 10:27 PM   #315
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A re-development plan for Gunerius mall in central Oslo:





Back to the discussion of the development of a central skyline of actual highrises (+100m). I was first disappointed to see this shorter tower planned. Olav Thon, having worked for a highrise in that spot for 30 years, could however foresee a future extention of the planned Tower. After all, other towers in the vicinity have been extended or are constructed to tolerante extensions.

All the best to Joshua French and his family! Welcome home!

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The winning design for the extension of the Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities at Villa Grande at Bygdøy.







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Old May 18th, 2017, 10:56 PM   #317
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Upgrade of the river side in Sanvika. Work will start in October this year.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:36 AM   #318
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A masterplan for the development of Lambertseter. They have just started at the regulation process so it is still a long way before it comes to fruition.
Lambertseter is often thought of as Norways first suburban satellite town, although the Etterstad suburb precede it by two years and we also have a number of garden cities developments from the early '20th century that were essentially satellites cities even if they are not thought of as that. Nevertheless this is yet another step in the ever-so popular trend of densifying and urbanizing the sprawling mess of suburbia that surrounds Oslos inner city.





Location: https://www.google.no/maps/place/Lam....8109633?hl=no
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The latent topic of the redevelopment of the governmental quarter is also worth a mention.

After the terrorist attack of 2011, the discussion is somewhat curbed. The attack gave some post-war concrete buildings a sanctuary status they don`t deserve. I have taken an opposite view: Why should we give a terrorist the power to decide what direction our city-planning takes - against the normally valid principles?

Anyways, a moving of the governmental quarters away from the commercial heart of the city to free the space for its growth is not on the table - I`d say unfortunately, for Oslo. It simply lies too much in the middle of everything. It hampers development of the city center by being an east-west barrier.

Given the situation, I find the following to be the relatively best render:

Source: https://hoyblokkarevisited.wordpress...border-studio/

This render is more "moderate" than other proposals, some of which include towers evocing Iceberg and similar silliness.

I think given norwegian history of socialist-democrat power-arrogance, there is no moral space for the country`s foremost civic quarter to be co-defining of the modern skyline (and even in bad taste). It would ring in a completely wrong signal, I think.

BTW: It WOULD be possible to protect the main building presently housing the prime ministers office, make a memorial of it and STILL move all government function away, to a new location. We should plan for the next century, not just the next few decades.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 08:03 PM   #320
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I have to say that I'm not particularly positive about the plans for the government quarter. I had hoped they would tear down the old "høyblokk" and it saddens me to see that they seems to have decided that they will go with demolishing the old main fire station from 1939 instead, as I quite like the building I think it would be a shame to replace it with a bland glass box or something akin to that.

Ideally I would have liked to see the original Henrik Buill building fully completed, but I can't imagine the reaction that would have gotten from the uptight Norwegian architectural community.





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