Firenze: dall'immobilismo all'immobiliarismo

by Francesco Azzini Documentary Italia 2005 16'

Professor Adriano Cemento, teacher of cement technologies at the School of Architecture, Agrigento, accompanied by his Florentine driver, takes us on a tour of new urban development sites in and around Florence: Brindellone, one of the first examples of Florentine skyscrapers, blocks the view of the duomo on the horizon; cement gardens and traffic circles; the construction site of a private parking garage and shopping mall at the foot of Fortezza da Basso; the new skyscraper will house the courthouse; the ugly Coop Gavinana shopping center; the imminent arrival of 1.5 million cubic meters of cement to be poured onto the Piana di Castello. "Prospects for a bright future, because where there's cement, there's life," the professor announces at the end of his reconnaissance mission to Florence.


Francesco Azzini



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