Saturday, May 3, 2014

Closing the road

Take a look at this piece from December by recently-announced Pultizer Prize-winner Inga Saffron, architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, about the proposal by the new mayor of Rome to get rid of the Via dei Fori Imperiali, a six-lane road built by Mussolini right through the Roman forums, in order to accommodate huge parades and rallies, and eventually welcome Hitler to the city.  The goal is to ease the traffic and pollution next to some of the most important archaeological remains in the world, as well as remove a fascist blight on the Roman landscape.

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