A new replica of Rome’s famous ‘reassembly building station’ will be unveiled on Thursday night in the city centre.
The reassembly build in the S. Pietro di Montezemolo Square is being made up of nine large rectangular blocks that are the size of football pitches.
The first of them was installed in the late 1990s as part of a renovation of the Sistine Chapel, and has since been used as a public exhibition.
It will be completed by the end or early months of next year, with the remaining blocks to be built over the coming months.
It is expected to cost around $150,000 (£118,000) to build, and will be made of high-grade steel, a material that is highly resistant to the elements.
The stadium is one of Rome´s most important architectural landmarks, with more than 30,000 spectators, many of whom come from all over the world.
It is located just a few metres from the ancient Temple of San Marco, where the patron saints are said to have been baptised.
The city has been transformed over the past decades as more people have moved to the city and the stadium has been given new life, but the current owners, Rome City Council, have not given up on the project.
“I think this is the best thing we could do, since the current owner was not interested in the project,” Italian city councilor Fabrizio Giannini said.
They are aiming to have the reassembly completed in 2019, although the current construction period does not end until March 2021.
Giannini added: “It will take the whole of the next two years, but it is a good sign for the future.
Rome is a city of change, but we are doing something to preserve the heritage.”
The building will be constructed using a combination of traditional and modern methods, including using steel beams to make the walls.
Construction of the building was also covered in a series of local newspapers, and the project was featured in the local media.
This is a photo of the re-assembled Sistine chapel building.
Source Football Italica