Lighthouse plans rejected

Contrary to previous reports the Reykjavik planning and environment council have rejected the idea proposed by Reitir to raise a 110 metre tall lighthouse at Sæbraut in Reykjavik. 

It was the conclusion of the city plannning officer that the idea was not in keeping with the planning of the area near Höfði house. The idea for the lighthouse was to create a new experience in the city centre and to create a viewing point for locals and tourists. 

The planned lighthouse in the area was supposed to be only 5 metres tall but Reitir proposed a 110 metre tall lighthouse  to be raised in conjunction with the City of Reykjavik and the association of ports, Faxaflóahafnir. 

Reasons for the decision include that the lighthouse would change the appearance of the city drastically and would become a new landmark for the city, and that there wasn't enough access space  and parking for cars or coaches at the site. 

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USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.