Embassy of the United States, Oslo

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The embassy is located on Henrik Ibsens gate in Oslo.

The Embassy of the United States in Oslo is the diplomatic representation of the United States government to the Kingdom of Norway. The Embassy is located at Henrik Ibsens gate 48.

Norwegian-American diplomatic history[edit]

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.

Embassy Chancery[edit]

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.


As of June 2016 some of the windows have the colors corresponding to those of the Rainbow Flag to give recognition to Pride Month.[1]

Ongoing construction of new embassy[edit]

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.[2]

Trade unions[edit]

Embassies in Norway, are not required to answer to trade unions of its employees.[3] The embassy does not negotiate with trade unions of its employees.[3]

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Coordinates: 59°54′53″N 10°43′25″E / 59.91472°N 10.72361°E / 59.91472; 10.72361