Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018
VENICE

Restoration of Venice's San Marco bell tower complete

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Venice, April 17 - After five years of restoration
work, including the insertion of titanium bars to provide
stability, Venice's iconic campanile is finally safe from
collapse.
The work has been finalized just before the April 25 feast
day of Saint Mark, the patron saint of the city, its great
cathedral and its bell tower, or campanile.
Venetians and visitors alike feared that the historic tower
could again collapse, as it did in July 1902, when the campanile
collapsed into itself creating a roar of rubble in the piazza
without, fortunately without killing anyone.
It took the city 10 years to rebuild from that disaster.
Thanks to modern technology, fractures and settlements in
the foundation have been repaired and the campanile shored up
with titanium bars to prevent sagging and cracking.

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