ruined bridges of Italy reconceived as vertical cities of the future

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Italy’s A3 Autostrada motorway began construction in the mid-1960s, and today runs over more than 300 miles of countryside between Salerno and Reggio Calabria. However, despite 50 years of ongoing development, the highway is still woefully unfinished, coming to represent the deeply entrenched corruption and governmental mismanagement afflicting the region. The local government in Calabria thus sought out proposals four years ago that would reinvent the motorway for the better. The design they settled on is “Vertical Villages,” a project that transforms the highway’s many bridges and viaducts into solar-powered cities.

Great and surprising article on the Verge on a fantastic project that could be…


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