Thursday, May 14, 2009

La Rampa del Lingotto


This photo shows the ramp to go on the rooftop of Lingotto. Lingotto (bar) was the name of the Fiat's Factory designed by Giacomo Mattè Trucco and built from 1916 to 1922. Over the top there's the test track where they tested cars. Please click --> HERE to see an aerial view of the building and better understand what I mean about the roof top test track. --- If you consider it has been built almost 80 years ago, please notice how light and plenty of light the architecture was.

Questa immagine mostra la rampa di salita al tetto del Lingotto. Lingotto è il nome dato alla fabbrica della Fiat disegnata da Giacomo Mattè Trucco e costruita tra il 1916 e il 1922. Sopra alla costruzione c'è la pista ove venivano testate le auto. Per cortesia cliccate --> QUI per vedere una veduta aerea del palazzo per meglio comprendere cosa intendo per pista che corre lungo il tetto. --- Se si considera che il Lingotto è stato costruito circa 80 anni or sono, è e rimane un capolavoro di ingegneria che mostra come si potesse già allora costruire una fabbrica con un'architettura lieve e piena di luce.
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6 comments:

Virginia said...

I'm first!! THis is an amazing shot but I had to click on the aerial view to really understand it. Wow! What great photos, Fabrizio!
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AmyR said...

What an ambitious design! Beautiful photo...

Hilda said...

For a ramp, it's pretty gorgous. Much, much better than those you find in concrete parking buildings nowadays. And the rooftop track is absolutely amazing!

altadenahiker said...

Perhaps this helps explain why Fiat should take over GM.

Frank said...

I would not have believed it if the photo didn't show it. A racetrack on the roof??!! That is so cool. Thanks.

(G@ttoGiallo) said...

Great place.