|Opera House criticised for being ’dangerous for public'|
| [30.08.2007, 11:27pm, Thu. GMT]|
|Several people were injured during their stroll on the roof of Oslo's new Opera House Sunday. Arild Kristoffersen, who suffered a fractured arm falling on the brand new marble, says the roof is 'dangerous for the public.'When ordinary Norwegians finally entered the public space on the roof of Oslo’s new Opera House on Sunday, Arild Kristoffersen, age 63, was one of at least three people who were injured.|
Blinded by the white and shiny Italian marble covering the roof, Kristoffersen failed to see where he set foot, fell down a step, fractured his arm and strained his foot. With its blinding marble and many unmarked steps, the roof is dangerous for the public, Kristoffersen argued."I don’t understand how they can keep the roof open to the public," Kristoffersen told newspaper Aftenposten. He added that he thinks it is strange how a public space can be constructed with "so many hazards." "To play here or to walk here is really dangerous. I ask myself where the city planners are," Kristoffersen said. Oslo’s new Opera House is still under construction, due to open on 12 April 2008.
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