Il fastigio della chiesa di Santa Croce a Lecce: dall'analisi all'intervento
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The pediment of the church of Santa Croce in Lecce: by analysis to intervention
Following the falling of stone fragments on the churchyard in May of 2011, it became clear that the pediment of the Church of Santa Croce, emblem of Salentinian Baroque, was gravely compromised. The first surveys highlighted damage and crackings in stone elements and joints, mostly due to mechanical reasons. The causes of the structural failure were not immediately clear, as they couldn’t be linked to those of similar masonry buildings; the execution of a detailed survey and a historical-archival and photographic survey were fundamental and, together with further non-destructive investigations, provided useful elements for the diagnosis of the damage – it was attributed to a previous consolidation operation from the 1980s – as well as for the restoration plan and the development of a methodology of intervention that would be effective to address similar cases.