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Designed by Architect Guðjón Samúelsson, the Hallgrimskirkja, was commissioned in 1937. Construction started in 1945, and took 38 years to complete. Construction was completed in 1986 and the Hallgrimskirkja then became the largest church in Iceland. It is also the sixth highest architectural structure in Iceland, measuring at an incredible 74,5m (244 feet). The church is located in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The church was named after the Icelandic Poet and clergyman, Hallgrímur Pétursson (Birth: 1614, Death: 1674), the author of the Passion Hymns.
Architect Guðjón Samúelsson designed the building to resemble the basalt lava flow of the Icelandic landscape.
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