ADESSO [20.08-21:20] #Torino #incendio in fiamme Palazzo del Lavoro in Corso Unità d’Italia pic.twitter.com/npEjKSCZEf— Emergenza24 (@Emergenza24) August 20, 2015
Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro (Palace of Labour) in Turin has been devastated by fire. The unoccupied exhibition hall, originally built for Italia'61, had been undergoing renovations. As La Stampa Turin reports, the fire started on the second floor and is most likely the result of arson. A similar incident happened a few months ago, but was quickly extinguished.
The glass encased Palace of Labour is internally divided by 16 structurally independent steel roofed compartments, each supported by radial branches stemming from 65-foot-tall concrete columns.
The monumental majesty of the Palazzo del Lavoro, a masterpiece built in 1961 by Pierluigi Nervi, together with Giò...Posted by Il Conte Photography on Wednesday, January 7, 2015
It is unknown how much damage has been done. Stay tuned for more information.