• Short Summary

    One of Turin's most characteristic buildings is the Mole Antonelliana, used for the Risorgimento Museum, and built by famous architect, Alessandro Antonelli.

  • Description

    One of Turin's most characteristic buildings is the Mole Antonelliana, used for the Risorgimento Museum, and built by famous architect, Alessandro Antonelli. In 1953, a violent gale knocked down the "obelisk" part of the building and caused overall damage. Since then reconstruction has been in progress and workmen are to be seen May 18/19, raising sections by winch and making general repairs to the building - reopening to the public in 1961.

    When work is completed the building will be just half a centimetre over 510 ft. - the original height of its summit. It is the highest brick edifice in Europe; the dome being raised upon a hall with three galleries, one above the other.

    As restricted space does not allow for more workers, only four men have been occupied in the restoration - they have been continuously at work on it since May 23, 1953.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKNZPE2FKW4Z53B56PX001O77
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKNZPE2FKW4Z53B56PX001O77
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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