WOW Building Torn Down

Photo/mbl.is/Baldur Arnarson

Vala Hafstað

The fuchsia-colored office building at Katrínartún 12, Reykjavík, that used to house the headquarters of WOW Air has just been demolished, Morgunblaðið reports. The low-cost airline, founded by Skúli Mogensen in 2011, grew fast and prospered, before running into financial problems and going bankrupt at the end of March, 2019.

Its aircraft and the uniforms of its flight attendants were of the same, striking fuchsia color as the building that now has been torn down.

This is what the building used to look like.

This is what the building used to look like. Photo/Eggert Jóhannesson


The construction company Eykt plans to construct an eight-story, apartment building on the lot, with about 100 apartments. Eykt, too, constructed the brown apartment building at Bríetartún 9-11, which you see in the photos, in which it has already sold 91 out of the 94 apartments.

Photo/Morgunblaðið/Sigurður Ragnarsson

Photo/Friðrik Júlíusson

Photo/Baldur Arnarson

Photo/Baldur Arnarson


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