oslo sky line

Was cleaning up my mobile phone pictures and found this.

oslo-sky-line.jpg

Just an interpretation of the Oslo skyline since, well, there is lack of it. There are neither dramatic spires nor landmark structures piercing through the capital’s horizon.

And it seems like city planners are allergic to site of highrises and skyscrapers. As far as I could remember, there have been much debate hounding the Bjørvika Barcode Project – a waterfront development which when pushes through is the city’s largest urban renewal in nearly 400 years, and would add to a greater skyline of downtown Oslo. So far, the only visible structures in the Oslo skyline are the Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel (pictured) and the neighboring Posthuset. I’m no longer updated about this project so we’ll see if and when the horizon of Oslo gets to be recoded.

Update: The city council/planners will only allow buildings of up to 17 floors in the Barcode project (13.02.08).

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2 Responses to “oslo sky line”


  1. 1 Felisa February 18, 2008 at 6:21 am

    That might actually be a good thing… at least you won’t feel like you’re being suffocated by supertall buildings!

    Oh, and as much as I love the buildings in Seattle, I have yet to see sunlight in some areas because the buildings keep blocking the sun!

    But anyway, that’s a gorgeous picture! Interesting angle too :)

  2. 2 freshmess February 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, Felisa! I guess you’re right about that, and sometimes, a congested area with lots of buildings can be quite an eyesore, too. And yeah, we need our tan! Lol.


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