Next Stop Norway: Walsh Breaks Ground in Oslo
On Monday May 14th, Ambassador Barry White broke ground on the new Embassy building at Huseby in Oslo. Mayor of Oslo Fabian Stang joined the Ambassador in grabbing a shovel to mark this important milestone in the long process of building a new U.S. embassy.
“We are happy to get started and look forward to being good neighbors and provide good services to our visitors in this new facility”, says Ambassador White, who stresses that “security, both inside and around the embassy, is our number one priority.”
The New Embassy is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2015. Situated on a 10-acre site in Husebyskogen, near Makrellbekken t-bane station, the multi-building complex will include a chancery, an underground support annex, three entry pavilions, and Marine security guard quarters. When completed, the new facility will provide approximately 200 embassy employees with a state-of-the-art workspace.
The new facility will incorporate numerous sustainable features, including a restored stream that will become.[read more]