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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Let’s look forward learning from our past

The Rialto bridge was completed in 1591. The work took 3 years. It’s a combination of beauty and functionality. The last bridge built in Venice should have cost two million Euro, but the cost reached 14 million. To finish it they took 7 years, like for an average pyramid.
Construction is a business. It’s no longer a necessity. A speculation whose beneficiaries are the property groups, and the banks.
Italy's landscape and its beauty are our most important heritage.
I believe that the moment has arrived to interrupt every new construction if it is not necessary: the sheds, the sky-scrapers, the road overpasses.
Let us deconstruct. Let us invest in the restoration of old buildings.
Cement is the present. Let’s look forward learning from our past.
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