One of Turin's most characteristic buildings is the Mole Antonelliana, used for the Risorgimento Museum, and built by famous architect, Alessandro Antonelli.
GV Mole Antonelliana.
Angle shot-rebuilding in progress.
LV Pan up to building.
SV Base of obelisk.
Nearer view showing pillars.
Angle shot - scaffolding at top
Angle shot - crane hoists masonry.
CU Pan-on top obelisk - working.
Elevated shot - pulling up masonry.
CU Man swings in Masonry
Pan down from crane to base of obelisk.
CU Pan round base of obelisk
Elevated shot - traffic in streets
Angle shot ditto.
GV Pan from city to obelisk.
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Background: One of Turin's most characteristic buildings is the Mole Antonelliana, used for the Risorgimento Museum, and built by famous architect, Alessandro Antonelli. In 1953, a violent gale knocked down the "obelisk" part of the building and caused overall damage. Since then reconstruction has been in progress and workmen are to be seen May 18/19, raising sections by winch and making general repairs to the building - reopening to the public in 1961.
When work is completed the building will be just half a centimetre over 510 ft. - the original height of its summit. It is the highest brick edifice in Europe; the dome being raised upon a hall with three galleries, one above the other.
As restricted space does not allow for more workers, only four men have been occupied in the restoration - they have been continuously at work on it since May 23, 1953.