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Cultural Heritage Agency Wants Preservation of NASA

The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland proposes that the historical club NASA in downtown Reykjavík be placed under preservation in its review of Reykjavík City’s land-use plan for Landsímareiturinn, the district where the club is located.

nasa_pkNASA. Foto: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

The land-use plan, which was approved by the City Council last week, assumes that new buildings be constructed in between old houses in the area, reports.

While the heritage agency celebrates the preservation of the houses on Aðalstræti 7 and Vallarstræti 4, it also stresses the importance of the new buildings not damaging the street’s image.

According to the land-use plan, new multi-purpose facilities are to replace the concert hall of NASA—a highly controversial decision. The heritage agency would rather preserve the hall in its current location, suggesting that its interior be placed under preservation.

Representatives of the opposition in the City Council have repeatedly complained that the majority coalition has ignored the criticism of the land-use plan for Landsímareiturinn.


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