Former Kronstadt Telephone Exchange, Bergen, Norway

Per Grieg
Date Built
Ibsens Gate
This neoclassical building, with six grand columns rising two storeys between rows of windows, looks like a Greek temple but it was originally a telephone exchange for the Bergen Telephone Company.  Apparently, the exchange came into use on New Year's Eve 1929 serving 1200 numbers.  This was later expanded to 3000. The top floor of the building had a six room apartment intended for the use of the director.  Today the building is home to a call centre for Helse Vest IKT.  A new addition has been added behind the original building, as you can see in the image above.

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