Following an inspection on 3 February, the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump (HS 134) has been certified and technically approved by Wolfgang Happle, chairman of the Sub-Committee for Jumping Hills of the International Ski Federation (FIS).
On Tuesday 24 November, the eighth and final section of the in-run on the new Holmenkollen ski jump was fitted. - This is a historic day. Oslo has its icon back, says Governing Mayor Stian Berger Røsland.
In september 2009, Hagbarth Vogt-Lorentzen, project manager at Terramar, held a status review of the major building project at Holmenkollen, together with a group of engineers and architects. It is plain to see that the arena is really starting to take shape.
“In all the uproar over the budget overrun on the Holmenkollen project, we must not forget that we will be obtaining a fantastic year-round site for the benefit of children, young people, top athletes, the public and tourists for many decades to come. The City of Oslo has implemented important measures designed to secure the future of the development,” says Åsne Havnelid at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
The visible evidence that Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Midtstubakken and the skiing arena are starting to take shape will be hard to miss this summer and autumn. The enormous building project taking place at Norway’s national arena in Holmenkollen is progressing rapidly.
To Ski-VM 2011, the demolition of the Holmenkollen jump tower was not a sad but a joyful day. “We look forward to having a new, spectacular ski jump and a wonderful arena which we may enjoy for several years to come. We are very excited about hosting the World Ski Championships here”, Åsne Havnelid, the CEO of Ski-VM 2011, says.
On Wednesday 18th of June, the development plan for Holmenkollen national arena was given the green light by Oslo City Council. Two new ski jumping hills, a new cross country arena, a new biathlon arena, new entrances, roads and parking areas will be completed by the end of 2009. The construction work, led by Oslo Municipality, started at the beginning of August.
Oslo City Council has agreed to implement a modern underground system on the Holmenkollen line rather than a tram line. “We are really happy. Most of the passenger capacity during the World Ski Championships in 2011 is now ensured”, Åsne Havnelid says.