L'archeologia industriale: una storia di edilizia, economia ed abbandono.La Manifattura Tabacchi di Palermo

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In the history of our country there have been periods of great economic luster, in which flourished factories that produced well and that gave employed thousands of people and accounting for some urban centers a tremendous resource and a reference point.These are usually complexes built within the urban fabric or just outside it, that with their presence have influenced economics and the customs of the locals, scoring often the history.These factories have also provided the opportunity to experience new construction techniques, necessitated by the large spans to cover or loads to be borne, and functional solutions always different, to be adapted to production.The paper presents the case of the Manufacture of Tobacco Palermo, who like the other factories of tobacco in Italy was a major economic resource for the country, a slice of history of the company and a strong element of urban characterization.The tobacco factory in Palermo gave for over a century work and hope to thousands of families in the city, in a place historically and scenically unique but undervalued.The buildings that comprise the factory date back to different historical periods, the oldest is what remains of the seventeenth-century Lazzaretto, others at the end of 1800 and others still in the early decades of the last century.Today the building complex, as others in the city center or just outside, represents an open wound, a potential opportunity to re-functioning but also an indelible trace of a glorious past and productive.The proposed article intends to outline its history, from its origins until the closing of the factory, through the narration provided by the buildings that make up the large complex, their building techniques and the echo of thousands of men and women there who have spent most of their lives.
Lingua originaleItalian
Numero di pagine10
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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