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Angiolo Mazzoni, risk demolition for Thermal Power

January The high-speed rail coming to Florence with the new station Arch. Norman Foster in the area of the former butchery. 1 billion and 700 million cost for pharaonic excavation work below that will build the new train station with tracks completely independent from the central station of S. M. News. Among the monuments at risk masterpiece Angiolo mazzoni. To achieve a "intermediate stop" the connection between the stations, it was also decided the demolition of the building built by the famous' railway engineer architect in the '30s. Mazzoni's work is pioneering and unique and the building of an important thermal power plant building 'rationalism' Florentine '. The demolition despite the complex were placed according to the Code of Cultural Heritage.

The 'Canto of Loggia dei Medici', the unfinished of Mayor Matteo Renzi

September The great revolution 'renziana' of the historic center that led to the completion of most of the pedestrian islands in the heart of the Old City of Flowers, Via Tornabuoni, the central Via Cavour, a former tangential 90s of the Medicean district, remained de facto half the battle. The entire street paving hammers by the Municipality has upgraded much of the line that goes from the Baptistery axis of Gori and via de 'Pucci. But the center of the Renaissance Medici remained a de facto incomplete. The facade of the Palazzo Medici and the entire area in front of the monumental residence of Cosimo the Elder remained in the same condition as before: the asphalt, the slope of the old roadway, the historic vehicular traffic in front of the central portal, surveillance cameras placed strategically in small windows of the 'palace fortress', same thing for the parking of vehicles authorized by the prefecture.

The restoration of Palazzo Serristori, resorts Florentine

April Apartments ready for delivery in May. A new resort that covers the Florentine architecture of the honor of the sixteenth century: the palace of Lorenzo Serristori. Of course, what remains of this refined architecture of the sixteenth century that dominated the shore towards the Torre San Niccolo. The transformation imperative to end the nineteenth century have profoundly altered the original core with a new facade and shifted the focus to the new Avenue, then the contemporary transformations. A grand palace which was intimately linked to Pescaia and the Arno River with precise relationships with the other part of the city.

The 'stew' of Brunelleschi Villa Rusciano

May-Nov. The 'villa humanistic' Rusciano Gavinana, the Florentine Quattrocento, award Brunelleschi, is for sale by the City of Florence within the plane of the junta disposals Renzi, with the intention to segment it and give it to private tourist use -receptive. One intended use and a design operation notoriously incompatible with the historic character of the building and artistic. The citizens of District 3 are showing a strong dissent to the selling decisions of the municipal administration. The property should be excluded from the disposal of a strategy for recovery and enhancement completely different.

The "notebook Roman" by Giuliano da Sangallo become a five-star hotel

March The sale of building Scale Gherardesca in Borgo Pinti by the Italian Society of Metallurgy (SMI) launched in fact a delicate process of renovation of the building. This is a true masterpiece of Renaissance Florentine always remained closed to the public with the change of ownership will start to turn into a five-star hotel. The international hotel chain Four Seasons has managed the building and started a couple of years a complex reuse project.

Canto de' Ricci

February 2012 - The properties of Vespucci to the british. The Hospital S. John of God in Borgo Ognissanti, goes to individuals, as previously announced securities. We're talking about the health chapter disposals of property assets. The most valuable pieces of the list: first the Hospital San Juan de Dios (Already sold), substantial parts of the complex former psychiatric San Salvi, the former sanatoriums Banti and Luzzi, all important pieces of the city passed to the real estate market with the same logic salt spa of assets sold, monetize, sell real estate without the selection criteria for buildings of historic value. Making cash is the scenery of municipalities and Organizations with public participation.

The Palace of Matteo Scolari, the change of use: new apartments. Borgo degli Albizi Palace Tornaquinci Stove, attributed by Brenda Preyer Matteo Scolari financier of the Rotunda of St. Mary of the Angels, is under renovation and change of use from the cinema (Former Course) in new flats. The "palace fortress" three-door in the Via de 'Giraldi, corner Borgo degli Albizi, conserves valuable part of the ground floor courtyard with octagonal stone columns and capitals pseudocorinzi strong. The architecture of the first magnitude of the proto Florentine Renaissance, dating from 1380 to the early fifteenth century, together with the palace of the Alessandri is one of the first private buildings with three doors of the century. XIV.

January 2008 - Palazzo Tornabuoni - Residence extra luxury. The historical site of the Italian Commercial Bank New use: 36 luxury apartments in the heart of the historic center according to the draft Fingen and Kitebrok. On the ground floor there is a gallery with boutique Bulgari and Bottega Veneta. The building, designed by Michelozzo the mid-fifteenth to the early seventeenth century the Tornabuoni family came to the course. The Marquis Jacopo Corsi, who loved music, I first met the "Academy of Music" in Florence. Later, during the widening of Via Tornabuoni, (1857-67), the architect Telemachus Buonaiuti cut away a considerable chunk of the building Michelozzo planning a new front in the style Neoquattrocento. The Loggia Tornaquinci was then moved to the opposite side of the building where it still stands.

March 2008: dossier on the building of Apollonio Lapi tra between the Canto de 'Ricci and Via del Corso. The choice of the designers was to integrate with a practical commercial needs a space historically significant, created on the basis of the ancient church of San Bartolomeo, built nell'Xl century and reduced to secular use in 1768, or the Palace of Apollonius Lapi in the Via del Corso, which are still visible two octagonal columns with capitals with leaf, dated between 1415 and 1450.

The non-conservative restoration of the palace Busini-Bardi. An intervention very questionable result of the restoration of the palace of attribution Brunelleschi overlooking Via de 'Benci. The building owned by the Bardi Srl is the subject of a radical restructuring aimed to create an impressive twenty-one private apartments around the beautiful Renaissance courtyard. The historic building, with a value recognized by generations of scholars, is reserved for the fate of a residential building with a demanding practice of reuse dictated by the private sector.

November 2007 - The Rematch Isozaki. The nwe lodge will be as we see in the photos. Same proportions, lighting, height and design of the original design of 1998. The executive project was delivered to the Superintendence of monuments in the Palazzo Pitti. 90 days to the Superintendent Paola Grifoni, then start work. Also remain the same materials: the loggia will be extra hard stone-coated steel. Same materials for the beams which contain long lists of glass to ensure lightness and transparency to top.

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