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Old August 30th, 2013, 11:48 PM   #61
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What does the new mayor of Rome think about skyscrapers ? Does he have new projects for the city ?

The pedestrianization over the Coliseum was a great idea to save this monument, he made the buzz here in France.
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No new projects in all the year?
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A new stadium for A.S. Roma has been proposed for the southwest of Rome, on the site of the Tor di Valle Hippodrome. Thread for A.S. Roma's new stadium: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=170345&page=6

No recent word on plans for a new stadium for S.S. Lazio.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 07:33 PM   #64
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Rome's Pyramid reopens after 2 mln euro restoration project



Rome, April 21 2015 - Rome's famed 2000-year-old pyramid has been restored to its gleaming white ancient glory following a two-million-euro project. The Egyptian-style pyramid-shaped tomb of Gaius Cestius, an Augustan era general, reopened to the public this week following an extensive restoration initiated in March 2013. Japanese fashion mogul Yuzo Yagi who funded the project said "It is extraordinary to return it to the white city like [it was] two thousand years ago. It was a great job with an incredible team led by two women", referring to Rita Paris and Maria Grazia Filetici, Italy's archaeological superintendency directors who oversaw the project.

The 120 foot-high pyramid, according to Paris, was constructed in 330 days, made of white Carrara marble. The 21st century restoration of the 2000-year-old tomb took a cumulative 327 days, 75 days less than projected. Yagi donated two million euros to the innovative internal and external restoration that required a mix of traditional and non-tradition conservation in areas such as vegetation removal, marble façade protection, marble panel stabilization and damage prevention, and a handicap-accessible entrance ramp. The restoration was much needed after centuries of wear and tear, which included, as Paris detailed, the tomb's incorporation into the 3rd century AD walls, looting in the Middle Ages, mid-17th century restoration, and use as a meeting spot in the 19th century.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 07:35 PM   #65
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Colosseum: Restoring Flavian floor 'best way to protect monument' said Culture Minister



Rome, April 17 - Putting the floor back in the Colosseum would allow "unique" shows to be staged inside the Flavian amphitheatre that would bring "sufficient tv rights to restore all the central architectural area," Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Friday. "Rebuilding the arena of the Colosseum, taking it back to the way it was until the 19th century, is the best way to protect the monument," Franceschini said of the 2,000-year-old pile.

Putting the floor back in, so visitors can walk around the middle of the arena like gladiators once did, will happen, Franceschini pledged, adding that Rome then can stage "shows that will be unique in the world, with television rights sufficient to restore all the central archaeological area". Franceschini's proposal received qualified support from the president of the High Council of Cultural Heritage, Giuliano Volpe, who said reconstructing the arena of the Colosseum would help to "improve the understanding and enjoyment of the monument".

However Volpe said he strongly opposes transforming the central area of Rome into an archaeological park "that would be visited mainly by tourists and would run the risk of being a non-place expelling citizens". "You need good communication that challenges bad communication of sensationalism, mysteries, of fanat-archaeology," said Volpe.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 07:39 PM   #66
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Rome to revamp areas near Ara Pacis in 600 days

Rome, April 16 - Rome's Piazza Augusto Imperatore, the area surrounding the mausoleum of ancient emperor Augustus and only a few steps from the Ara Pacis, will be redeveloped in 600 days, developers pledged Thursday. The project will involve archaeological work as well as restoration of the mausoleum that was built in about 28 B.C. by one of Rome's greatest emperors. For years, it has been closed to the public.






A major part of the project will involve pedestrianization of the area with ramps and pavement perpendicular to the Tiber. The goal is to bring together the ancient history of the area together with its modern developments that include the Ara Pacis - a bright exhibition space with enormous windows enclosing the Altar of Peace dating from the year 9 B.C.

"The project is particularly important because it is the realization of a square in the historic center of Rome with the eminence that we no longer see," said Rome city councillor Giovanni Caudo.






The square overall is about 6,700 square meters, with a portion of that - about 1,600 square metres - taken up by the archaeological site of the mausoleum. Landscaping will spruce up the site that currently looks somewhat abandoned and derelict. The budget for the project will be close to 17 million euros.

Augustus built the mausoleum for his dynasty but it was raided by the Visigoths in 410, with ashes from family urns scattered.
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City of Science

The Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Investimenti Sgr has recently acquired the former Precision Electrical Components Factory in Flaminio, located between Via Guido Reni and Viale del Vignola, that will now be transformed into the new City of Science district.

Signaling the debut of a course of urban developments near Rome’s historic neighborhoods, the area is marked by such iconic landmarks as Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum, Renzo Piano’s Parco della Musica, and the Foro Italico and Olympic Village of 1960. The competition calls for a master plan for a neighborhood “integrated within the context of contemporary Rome.”

Covering an area of 5.1 hectares, the neighborhood should work in tandem with the City of Science, and feature landscaping, public areas that attract local residents as well as outside visitors, and residential spaces (including apartments and social housing) serving 1,500 to 2,000 people. Six participants will be chosen to move onto the second phase of the competition.

The competition is open to registered architects, engineers, and engineering companies from the European Union and Switzerland. Both group and individual participation is encouraged, and collaborators and consultants are welcome. The winner will be chosen by five official jurors and two substitutes, and will receive the commission to develop their proposal for the redesign.



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Old April 22nd, 2015, 10:34 PM   #70
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Old May 29th, 2015, 12:25 AM   #71
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Arch of Titus remains found
Lesser-know arch raised on emperor's death in 81 AD




Rome, May 28 - Archeologists have discovered large Luna marble fragments belonging to a lesser-known Arch of Titus erected by the Roman Senate at the east end of the Circus Maximus in 81 AD, the year of the emperor's death, officials said Thursday.

The arch commemorating Titus' victories in the first Jewish-Roman war of 66-73 AD was 17 meters wide by 15 meters deep, with columns about 10 meters tall. Archeologists have so far uncovered its travertine marble paving, three frontal plinths, and part of the fourth column's plinth. The triple arch surmounted by a bronze four-horse chariot had a staircase descending to the Circus Maximus, its facade decorated with four free-standing columns.

Triumphal processions honoring victorious generals or emperors would parade around the Circus to ovations from the crowds, then pass under the arch and continue on to the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus - the most important temple in ancient Rome, located on the Capitoline Hill. A better-known Arch of Titus standing in the Roman Forum was built in 82 AD by the Emperor Domitian in memory of his older brother, Titus, one year after his death.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 01:09 AM   #72
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Trevi fountain: restoration works almost completed

Italian fashion house Fendi is completing the $3 million restoration works of the famous Trevi Fountain.

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Completed the restoration works of the fountains in St. Peter's Square

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A great news!
Quirinale to open longer hours
Italian Presidential Palace home to priceless collection



President Sergio Mattarella said the presidential Quirinal palace will be open to the public longer hours beginning June 23. The palace will open every day except Mondays and Thursdays, and guided tours will be doubled in length, he said.

The Quirinal Palace overlooks the entire historic center of the Italian capital and is seen by many as the most beautiful building in the city. Its 1,200 rooms house a priceless heritage of 261 rare tapestries, furniture, paintings, sculptures and historic carriages. The palace was once a papal headquarters, housing about 30 popes (the last being Pius IX). At over over 110,000 square meters, it is one of the largest palaces in the world in terms of surface area (the White House is 20 times smaller).

The main section revolves around a stately courtyard where heads of state on official visits are received. The president's apartment is on the opposite side and farther from the main entrance, at the end of an extension of the building known as the "manica lunga" (long sleeve). The palace's famous gardens run along the side of the "sleeve". The Quirinal is too immense to be described in detail, with its grand halls sumptuously decorated and filled with statues and busts telling the story of more than four centuries. One highlight is the Pauline Chapel, which boasts the same architectonic characteristics and proportions as the Sistine Chapel. Built on the orders of Pope Paul V, the Pauline Chapel has been the venue for a number of papal conclaves.

In 1930, it was also the location for the wedding of Umberto II, who became the last king of Italy, and Princess Maria Jose of Belgium. In addition to the well-known Mascarino spiral staircase - which led to the pope's chambers - worthy of note is the so-called Loggia of Honor, where press conferences are held during consultations for the formation of a new government. The largest hall of the building is where new governments are sworn in and official lunches are held. Used as a dance hall during the time of the Savoy royal family, its floor is now protected by what is held to be the second-largest carpet in the world, measuring some 300 square meters. The Quirinal has what is held to be a world-class collection of tapestries, as well as paintings, statues, carriages, clocks, furniture, priceless porcelain, and glass and crystal chandeliers throughout the property - including one measuring a record six meters in height and four across.
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Is the cleaning of the Colosseum facade done yet?
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They're cleaning it one section at a time, i would say they are halfway done
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New district and Stadio della Roma.
Less than 1 hour! #RiseToGlory






THE PROJECT IN 20 NUMBERS

From 50,000,000 Euros spent on pre-construction work to 4,750 jobs that will be created in Rome across the entire complex, here’s 20 numbers that help explain the immense scale of the project

3 Number of towers, designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, in the Business Park
13 Number of stadiums – existing and planned – studied around the world, including venues in London, Madrid, Dublin, Moscow and Istanbul
20 Number of minutes it will take for visitors to transit to both downtown Rome and to and from Rome Fiumicino Airport
80+ Number of potential stadium sites across Rome that were visited and analyzed for the most critical elements - size, location, transportation and accessibility
105+ Size in hectares of Master Site campus combining advanced sports facilities, a centralized entertainment district and new park land
200+ Height in meters of tallest of the three towers in the business park, arranged around a central piazza, the focal point of the office park
365 Number of days a year the entertainment complex will be open to the public
1,000 Daily operational employees for the Business Park
2,500 Number of employees at Stadio della Roma – including event staff
3,000 Jobs to be created for Stadio della Roma construction
4,500 Number of seat in the indoor music and entertainment venue
4,750 Number of jobs to be created for the Master Site
10,000 Number of car parking spaces planned
12,500 Number of business tenant employees at the Business Park
14,000 Number of seats in the concert venue within the stadium
52,500 Number of seats in Stadio della Roma, expandable up to 60,000 total seats
30,000,000 Direct domestic investment in Euros committed to date
50,000,000 Total cost in Euros spent on pre-construction work
400,000,000 Investment in Euros for Stadio della Roma alone
1,100,000,000 Total investment in Euros for Tor di Valle master site
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