Refurbishing of HallgrÍmskirkja Wrapping Up - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Refurbishing of HallgrÍmskirkja Wrapping Up

Published July 6, 2009

The ongoing refurbishing of Hallgrímskirkja is finally coming to a close.
The church, itself a symbol synonymous with Reykjavík, has been swathed in scaffolding since October 2008 as the concrete exterior undergoes a complete makeover. According to project managers, the scaffolding around the tower will begin to come off this week.
One engineer working on the project, Tómas Tómasson, told Morgunblaðið that the top of the church will soon be seen but that the rest of the tower will probably not be not be finished until the fall, as the concrete of the tower turned out to be in need of a complete replacement.
Hallgrímskirkja was commissioned in 1937, and took 38 years to construct.

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