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Anthropologist Wants to Rebuild Old Houses

By Iceland Review

Anthropologist Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir has written to Reykjavík City authorities and offered her assistance in reconstructing the 19th century buildings that are scheduled for demolition on Laugavegur 4 to 6 in Reykjavík.

Pálsdóttir stated in her letter that it is of great importance that the buildings remain in their current location to preserve the old Reykjavík street image, but the second-best option is to relocate the buildings and reconstruct them the way they looked originally near the city center, Morgunbladid reports.

Pálsdóttir already had a plan made which illustrates how the houses would look if reconstructed and adapted to next-door buildings. It is clear that the project would require considerable funding, even more than the asking price. But it would probably be more expensive to move the houses and renovate them in another location.

In her letter, Pálsdóttir points out that other old buildings have been successfully reconstructed in Iceland and that preserved houses are of great value in other countries, like Britain.

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