Dilapidated beauty

Built for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome this building was designed by architect Annibale Vitellozzi. The arena is constructed with a ribbed concrete shell dome 61m in diameter, itself constructed of 1620 prefabricated concrete pieces, braced by concrete flying buttresses. As much of the structure was prefabricated, so that the dome was erected in 40 days.

To me it is a 60’s classic and I love the fragility of the sustaining columns.

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