I have visited Reykjavík many times and love the city and the many buildings, but was saddened to read in the Icelandic news that the council is looking to demolish the NASA building in the city center.
People come to Iceland, and in particular Reykjavík, to view the lovely sites, the buildings and the history that is within the city. To destroy this monumental building would for me be a step in the wrong direction for the country, the locals and for visitors. To attract tourists you have to retain character, so that people can see and feel the history of the place—consider how many photographs have been taken of this building by those admiring it.
You can build a hotel anywhere, Iceland has enough unused land, and a hotel on its own will not attract people to the city. I hope that the council get their senses and see that to continue with the plans to demolish this lovely building would be a serious error of judgment.
Roger J. Silvers, Leicestershire, England