Embassy of the United States, Oslo
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Norwegian-American diplomatic history
With the dissolution of Sweden–Norway in 1905, the US became one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with Norway, that same year.
The Embassy Chancery on Henrik Ibsens gate was designed by Finnish–American architect Eero Saarinen, who also designed the American Embassy in London and the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri. It was completed in 1959, and the base of the building, forms a horizontal triangle. Physical security measures, including a fence surrounding the chancery, were added after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S.
Ongoing construction of new embassy
On May 14, 2012, the groundbreaking ceremony for an embassy at a new location was conducted in Oslo. The US$228,000,000 project will have a particular focus on environmental features and will be constructed by Walsh Global of Chicago and the architects/engineers are EYP Architecture & Engineering.
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