Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Diamenten: Sold!

As you may remember, I posted about the potential e-bay sale of the Diamanten back in November. Well it's official--the sale over and the Diamanten has a new owner.

In the online auction for this notable piece of architecture there were 53 different bids. In the end Tommy Sharif, owner of Sharif's Dekksenter won out with a final bid of NOK 270,000 (about $40,000 USD). Sharif then donated the diamond-shaped cabin to the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs, who will make it part of the Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

It's nice to see that such a recognizable landmark in the world of skiing will not be lost to time and apathy. To read more about the sale, make sure you check out the April issue of Viking magazine.

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