A MONUMENT OF FRIENDSHIP
The triangular building that used to house the U.S. Embassy was financed by the Norwegian state as repayment for the Marshall Plan Norway received after World War II. Thus, the building became a monument of friendship. Read on to learn about the building’s history.
01.EERO SAARINEN (1910 – 1961)
The Finnish-American architect and designer Eero Saarinen is well known for his Neo-Futuristic style. His most famous work is probably the TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. In addition to a host of iconic buildings, Saarinen designed furniture classics such as the Tulip Chair and the Womb Chair. Today, many see him as one of the greatest architects of our time. Or in the words of TIME Magazine: ‘The man who made modernism sexy.’ The former U.S. Embassy building in Oslo is recognised as one of Saarinen’s greatest achievements.