Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Roma Termini station, Italy, 1953

This major building, inaugurated in 1950 and today one of the busiest in Europe with 31 tracks in use, is characterized by the extremely long, modernist façade in travertine and by the double curve of the cantilever roof in reinforced concrete. Because of these, it carries the nickname Il Dinosauro (the Dinosaur). It has famous anodized aluminium friezes, the work of artist Amerigo Tot: the composition is about capturing the dynamics in sound and speed of a train.

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