King Oscar I has gone on holiday for three years

3 September 2015

He will return to the restored Stock Exchange building in Gothenburg in 2018.

For over 160 years, the white marble statue of Oscar I has stood in the Stock Exchange building on Gustav Adolfs Torg in Gothenburg. The statue was made by the Gothenburg-born sculptor Johan Peter Molin. The statue was moved using a special transport by Tunga Lyft to Higab's head office.

The whole of the Stock Exchange block has now been evacuated awaiting reinforcement of the foundations and rebuilding. In order to drive down the piles for the reinforcement, the floors had to be dismantled and then even royalty has to move.

Info: Oscar I was the king of Sweden and Norway from 1844 to 1859. Weight of only the statue. 3.5 tonnes + foundation