Archinect - News 2016-12-03T17:01:32-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/143913586/mayor-less-rome-s-logistical-battle-to-invest-in-its-past-and-present Mayor-less Rome's logistical battle to invest in its past and present Justine Testado 2015-12-21T17:43:00-05:00 >2016-01-04T18:59:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ro/ro6oxks0e9n8cmnd.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While some residents may be more concerned about their overflowing rubbish bins than maintaining ancient monuments, for many the survival of modern Rome will depend on the preservation of the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Rome moves forward without a mayor, the city is taking on the restoration of both the Colosseum and the&nbsp;Porta Maggiore basilica while updating the modern city.</p><p>More about Rome on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122515225/was-rome-really-a-city-of-marble" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Was Rome really a "City of Marble"?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121377224/a-breakneck-tour-of-contemporary-architecture-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A breakneck tour of contemporary architecture in Rome</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123353657/contemporary-art-in-an-8th-century-roman-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Contemporary Art in an 8th-Century Roman Church</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54442071/colosseum-in-rome-is-leaning-officials-say Colosseum in Rome is leaning, officials say Archinect 2012-07-30T10:12:00-04:00 >2012-07-30T10:13:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/158cf2acc9a039c715be0ba8409aa831.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ancient Colosseum in Rome is slanting about 40cm lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/33581586/plans-to-restore-crumbling-colosseum-cause-rumblings-in-rome Plans to restore crumbling Colosseum cause rumblings in Rome Archinect 2012-01-06T17:11:00-05:00 >2012-01-06T17:36:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7f7b7607e39ac4108ac02c564d825c12.jpg" width="640" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Restoration of the monument, which attracts up to two million visitors a year, is due to go ahead in March and will involve cleaning of the travertine exterior, the restoration of underground chambers, new gating, the moving of visitor service stations to an area outside of the building itself and increased video security.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>