Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

Concrete hotel skeleton on Agrigento coast demolished


Agrigento, June 6 – The skeleton of a concrete
building that was designed to become a hotel was demolished on
Thursday in the stunning 'Scala dei Turchi' (Turks' Ladder) rock
formation overlooking the sea at Realmonte in Agrigento, Sicily,
ending a 25-year battle between environmentalists and the
entrepreneurs that were behind the construction.
The demolition will restore the famous Scala dei Turchi
white rock formation, smoothed by water and wind over the
centuries, to its original, untouched state.
The white rocky cliffs have been indented and rounded by
the blue sea underneath and are a well-known tourist attraction.
The so-called 'ecomonster', as it has been branded by
environmentalists, had been built as part of a plan to set up a
hotel on the beach. Its construction sparked a battle between
conservationists and the constructors behind the project.
Mimmo Fontana, the president of environmental group
Legambiente, celebrated by donning a T-shirt with 'Demolished'
emblazoned on the front.

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