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Oslo's iconic Tryvannstårnet tower hits the market

6/06/2024, 08:42
Oslo's iconic Tryvannstårnet tower hits the market
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“I’m excited to see the response, but confident we’ll find a new owner capable of lifting this national cultural heritage site and carrying it into the future in the way it deserves,” said James Stove Lorentzen, the city’s commissioner for urban development.

Built in 1962 as a joint project between Oslo municipality, the Norwegian military, telecommunications agency and public broadcaster NRK, the tower has stood vacant since 2018 when Telenor subsidiary Norkring removed its transmitting equipment.

Oslo, which has been the sole owner, says it has not found any new municipal use for the property. Selling Tryvannstårnet is part of the city’s strategy to find new purposes for its unused buildings.

The 12,000 square meter sale property includes not just the iconic tower structure itself, but also a kiosk building, office wing and substantial underground areas that the new owner can choose whether to open to the public.

However, officials say conditions of the sale will ensure continued public access and the ability to visit the tower to preserve “Oslo’s craziest view” for future generations.

“It’s important that buildings the municipality doesn’t need get sold and used by others,” said Eskil Bråten, director of the Property and Urban Renewal Agency leading the re-use project. “Tryvannstårnet is an iconic building for Oslo and there is certainly someone out there who can give it new life.”

The unique sale has piqued significant interest, with the city optimistic about finding a buyer to revitalize this landmark property in a fitting way.

The translation was written by an AI system, though the original text was authored by a human.