Ideas and projects for the northwest part of the city @ Il terzo Ampliamento barocco

Of a cura di Andreina Griseri e Giovanni Romano, Filippo Juvarra a Torino, Torino 1989 from Archivio di Stato di Torino

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Ideas and projects for the northwest part of the city

By the end of the 17th century, it had emerged the need to intervene in the northwest area of the city, modifying the dense and unhealthy medieval fabric. After the enlargements to the south and east, it was time to restructure that part of the city to provide it with a unified architectural structure. On the space freed from the demolition of the sixteenth-century walls a new subdivision is hypothesized, in continuity with the orthogonal mesh of the ancient city. The idea is taken up again, already pursued, to enhance the Via della Dora Grossa, (via Garibaldi) attested to Palazzo Madama, as well as the street of Porta Palazzo (via Milano), towards Milan and the north gate.

In the design of the early 18th century, prejuvarriano, are identified, within the medieval fabric, the main axes for the renovation and development of the city: Via Porta Palazzo and Via Dora Grossa.

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