A good joke is a good joke.
PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced on April 1 that his government had made the decision to construct three big buildings, two in Reykjavík and one at Þingvellir National Park.
Later that day, he added that the new high-tech hospital should be built next to the RÚV building, the national broadcasting corporation, instead of on the lot of the Landspítali National University Hospital, where it was designed and approved years ago.
The honorable Sigmundur Davíð is a great joker.
Then the truth sunk in; it wasn’t a joke.
Sigmundur Davíð is no joker, and even one of the three buildings, an extension to the Alþingi parliamentary building, is to be constructed after an almost 100-year-old drawing by Guðjón Samúelsson, who designed Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík.
Páll Stefánsson – ps(at)icelandreview.com