The Napoli Centrale Station and the Contribution of Pier Luigi Nervi In The Second Half of the Twentieth Century
Carolina De Falco

The construction of the new Napoli Centrale Station, following the announcement of the national competition in 1954, is of particular interest regarding the architectural history of the city. Research conducted in the Archives of the State Railways of Rome and at CSAC, the Research Center and Archive of Communication of the University of Parma, beyond explaining the debate and the different assumptions that preceded and illustrated the competition phase, has contributed to the knowledge of the different phases of the project, linked both to the design of the famous roof with tripod pillars, a distinctive point of the station of Naples, and that of the construction of the skyscraper in 1959, the second one in Naples, destined to become some offices and a hotel, which from the beginning seized also the tourist vibe of the city. Among the protagonists of the story emerge Pier Luigi Nervi and the confrontation with the chief engineer of the State Railways, Paolo Perilli and other professionals engaged in the complex construction site.

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