Telegraph Building (former), Oslo, Norway

Magnus Poulsson and Arnstein Arneberg
Date Built
Opened 1924
Kongens Gate 21
This neo-Baroque building opened in 1924 as the city's telegraph building.  At the time it was the largest office building in the country.  It was designed by the architects responsible for Oslo City Hall.  It features a marble stairways and a fresco painting by Alf Rolfsen adorning the main public vestibule.  An article on the website, dated November 3 2016,  announced that the, "... pan-European real estate investment manager Tristan Capital Partners, has acquired the landmark former Telegraph Building in central Oslo from Telenor Group for NOK 557 million (€62.2 million).  ... The property was extended in 1966 along more minimalist lines, typical of the style at the time. Telenor has occupied the property since it opened and will lease around 2,100 sq.m. for its telecommunications installations. The remainder of the building is vacant. Vedal will manage the development and renovation and Malling the leasing of 25,000 sq.m. of new office and retail space."

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