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.