La Galleria delle Vittorie: un progetto di restauro e valorizzazione all'interno dell'area Quaroni
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The “Galleria delle Vittorie”: a project of restoration and enhancement within the Quaroni area
The technological innovation promoted during the Industrial Revolution has led to a significant development in the production of metal materials. The most notable uses of this new technology have been large glass buildings and commercial galleries, which have spanned contemporary styles and revivals. This is the case of the first Italian galleries, including those in Milan, Turin and Naples, taken as models for the design of the “Galleria delle Vittorie” in Palermo, by the architect Paolo Bonci; an example of the technological innovations and the typical design of Palermo. The restoration of the “Galleria delle Vittorie” is extremely important for the enhancement of the historical center, together with the overlooking Quaroni area, recently restored and open to the public, for the settlement of a new nerve center for culture, history and sociability of the city, a new monument to be used as a meeting place and stage for exhibitions, concerts and events.