Oslo Begins Construction Of New Opera House

Construction began Monday on the Norwegian capital’s new opera house. “The project, budgeted at NOK 3.3 billion (nearly USD 500 million), sparked years of political debate. Oslo’s current opera house at the central square known as Youngstorget is well past its prime, but the sheer cost of a new opera, not to mention where it should be located, was the subject of seemingly endless argument.”