More Orlando

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I am glad you like my reports on the development of the old shipyard area! Therefore, I’ve dug out a few more photos for you.

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One question was about the new waterway and where it leads to. The answer is: nowhere really! Or, more correctly, up to the old shipyard gate, and there it ends. Here a photo from April 2015, as you can see the “canal” doesn’t yet exist.

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And the machine halls still have their roofs.

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This undated photo shows as many as three slipways (or is one of them a dock?) and Palazzo Orlando to the left.

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This is the backside of Palazzo Orlando (to the left), integrated with the new residential and commercial centre.

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The opposite view from the same spot, the Porto Mediceo with Fortezza Vecchia barely visible to the left and Palazzo Orlando to the right.

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The architect’s vision of the new canal with the old gate and the slipway.

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And the reality without the bird’s eye position.

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The architecture is not exactly cutting edge, nor traditional enough to blend in. The place is still a bit desolate, and quiet enough for someone less fortunate to have a nap under the vaults.

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To be continued…

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2 comments on “More Orlando

  1. Martin says:

    Thanks for the second post the mix of old & new (both buildings & pic’s put it all into perspective.
    Pity about the Re Viale Caprera, area, but not surprising as getting services re- directed always takes a long time. The bridge designs will make it or brake it. I bet the inside of the workshop buildings would have had some good subjects. I love to get inside before work starts, belts & wheels and all that stuff. The building look a lot like it will end up like the ship yard museum in Barcelona. I shall keep looking.

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