The Roman Colosseum is on the verge of a renovation project that will restore the monument to the way it formerly looked during ancient times.
Back when the ancient stadium was built for various events such as battle re-enactments and gladiator battles, the floor stood above a series of cages and tunnels that allowed gladiators, competitors and a slew of exotic animals to rise from underneath. Currently Rome is seeking to rebuild the original experience for tourists and frequenters of the area. Italy is gearing up to spend a whopping $12 million USD on the Colosseum which is projected to be completed by the year 2023 and are at present bringing in architects & engineers form all over the globe for building proposals & ideas.
The director of the Colosseum, Alfonsina Russo had this to say about the project: “We want to give an idea of how it was and we are seeking proposals from around the world,” she added “The arena will be used for high culture, meaning concerts or theater, but no gladiator shows.”
Dario Franceschini followed up on her statement with: “It will be a major technological intervention that will offer visitors the opportunity to not only see the underground rooms… but also appreciate the beauty of the Colosseum while standing in the center of the arena.”
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