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Oslo Flatiron
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The flatiron-search brings us today in Oslo. Maybe not an archetype of a flatiron building, but certainly one with a remarkable architecture. You can find this building at the corner of the Fru Kroghs Brugge – Tjuvholmen allé in the new suburb Tjuvholmen in Oslo.

Tjuvholmen is a neighborhood in the borough Frogner in Oslo, Norway. It is located on a peninsula sticking out from Aker Brygge into the Oslofjord. It is located east of Filipstad and south of Vika.
The area was bought by the shipyard Akers Mekaniske Verksted in the mid 19th century, who planned to build a drydock there. Instead, it was bought by the municipality in 1914, and transferred to the port authority in 1919. They built docks and artificial land, increasing the area from 5 to 33 hectares (12 to 82 acres). From the 1960s, Fred. Olsen & Co. rented the docks, and from 1971 Nylands Mekaniske Verkstad had a shipyard on the spot. Since 1982, the area has been used for office space, terminals and warehouses. The Norwegian National Academy of Ballet was located there.
Since 2005, the area has been sold to private developers, who are conducting an urban renewal with housing. The area will have about 1,200 apartments by 2012. It is part of the Fjord City urban renewal program. This program has seen the opening of several art galleries, amongst them the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and the Gallery Haaken. Tjuvholmen skulpturpark, next to the museum, was created by Renzo Piano. (Wikipedia)

Make: SONY
Model: DSLR-A350
Software: PaintShop Pro 18,00
Exposure Time: 1/60
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 35 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-24 21:49
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 6813 kb

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