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Old January 26th, 2006, 01:05 AM   #21
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/\ Oh didn't know that. But I know they lowered the heights quite a lot from the originally proposed heights. Obviously they've gone up again. I guess I just figrued it would end up with something in the 12 floor range, based on prevoius examples from our highrise afraid region.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 09:28 AM   #22
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True, almost all projects end up beeing lower than originally thought around here.

There was talks of a maximum height of 51 meters in Bj°rvika some time ago, but that would have made it a solid wall of dull buildings blocking much of Oslo inner east from the sea. So they increased it to 67 meters, wich allows for some slimmer buildings. But as one of the architects points out in one of the articles I took these renderings from, it could look much better with less restrictions in height.

I think it's pretty patetic that the debate always revolves around how tall buildings should be allowed to build. If a building is 12 floors tall it is still pretty tall from ground level. And if the developer originally wanted to build 25 floors, he is gonna try to make as much as possible out of the 12 floors he got available, meaning making the building into a large fat block without much architectural value.

If the politicians really ment something about saying they want to keep Oslo free of tall buildings, they should set the limit on 5 or 7 floors! Instead what we got is the typical social democratic compromise that does not satisfy anyone, and is the worst result imaginable.

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Old January 26th, 2006, 10:30 AM   #23
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I think it's pretty patetic that the debate always revolves around how tall buildings should be allowed to build. If a building is 12 floors tall it is still pretty tall from ground level. And if the developer originally wanted to build 25 floors, he is gonna try to make as much as possible out of the 12 floors he got available, meaning making the building into a large fat block without much architectural value.
I agree very much on this. There is way too little debate about the actual apperance of the tall buildings, and instead it's all about the height. The chance of succes is a lot bigger with a slim 24 storey buiding, over a fat 12 storey one.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:19 PM   #24
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Would not that make the perfect skyline!
That would be a nice addition! I don't think we should count this as more than a vision yet, though. After that, maybe cancelled

Or not
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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:33 PM   #25
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Oh, MAD is crazy... sweet!
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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:38 PM   #26
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Even if only a fantasy, it's looking great! And it might inspire people (as you guys just discussed) to look more at a buildings achitecture and not just its height.

As you mentioned Northstar, it seems one of the biggest misunderstandings in the highrise debate, that tall buildings block the view. So instead people choose low-and-wide buildings instead of tall-and-slim, believing they have "preserved the view", when they've actually done the opposite!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to see how this area will develop. What time span are we talking about here? 5 years? 10? 15?
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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #27
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Anyway, I'm looking forward to see how this area will develop. What time span are we talking about here? 5 years? 10? 15?
About MAD Tower i do not know, but the builting in Bj°rvika will probably be finished in some 10-12 years.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #28
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Barecode update picture, from Oslo S

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check out the picture i took of Barcode today........

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Old August 25th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #29
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Nice! And welcome to the forum MetrOslo
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Old August 25th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #30
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Good angle. Looks pretty massive from there.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #31
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Nice, this tread is perfect for a quick run-down, eyh?

"Crystal Clear", 110 + 65 + 55 meters, proposed:



"Fjordgate", 95 + 60 meters, proposed:



"Royal Christiania", 60 metres, proposed:



"The Iceberg", 67 metres, basement completed:



"Visma", 67 metres, U/C (interior):



"Mad", 48 metres, digging finished:



"DnB C", 56 metres, U/C (basement):



"DnB A", 67 metres, U/C (Frameworks):



"DnB B", 63 metres, U/C (Foundations):



"Lund Hagem", 21 + 16 + 16 floors, U/C (foundations):



"National history museum", 48 metres, proposed:



"Munch museum" 56 metres, proposed:



"Herreros", upto 14 floors, proposed:



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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #32
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Old December 13th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #34
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Of Europe, according to some article I read...
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Old December 13th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #35
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Very nice pic! This pic will be gold in 50 years, when we look back at the "wild booming days in the 10's"

I have to take some more pics. From where and when(time) is this? Nice light!
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #36
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Path around Sj°mannsskolen, 13-14 in the afternoon
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #37
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great update, and very exciting....

the more i look at barcode creeping up and up, the more it cries out for some more 100m+ buildings behind them...

but at the same time it also makes me think, looking at how great they are and, in a way how big they are collectively, that it is surely going to be much easier to get taller buildings through.

crystal clear should start the ball rolling, if and when that goes up, i think talls will be unstoppable.

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Old December 15th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #38
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Old December 15th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #39
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I was in Oslo this summer. I must say I was quite impressed by the developments in Bj°rvika. Here in the ''Oil-capital'' we are still lacking true high rises...
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Old December 16th, 2010, 05:21 AM   #40
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Wow I have to keep going back to Oslo every 2 years or so to try to keep up! So cool to see Oslo changing. And I agree that some nice talls behind Barcode would really complete the picture..
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