Monday, September 14, 2015

Piazza Barriera Garibaldi

Livorno
The original blocks of public housing around Piazza della Barriera Garibaldi were built in the late Twenties of the last century on a project of the architect Ghino Venturi.
Livorno
Livorno
Heavily damaged by the war, these buildings were rebuilt following the same design to speed up the reconstruction effort. Only recently some have been fitted with external lifts.

See also: Barriera Garibaldi - Fiera di Sant'Antonino

15 comments:

Revrunner said...

I would imagine those lifts are most welcome additions.

Michelle said...

handsome buildings

Dina said...

Yep, an elevator sure help when you live on that top floor.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Pretty amazing to be public housing. I'll take a flat, on any floor- with or without lift!

Janis
GDP

Tanya Breese said...

i like the curves in the first photo and it's so interesting to me to see people hang their clothes to dry off the balconies!

EG CameraGirl said...

The elevators add interest to the otherwise plain buildings.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the art deco style!

William Kendall said...

The style does appeal to me.

Lowell said...

These look rather modern for being built in the 20s. And overall in pretty good shape. Thank goodness they are putting in some elevators. I'd hate to carry groceries up four flights of stairs.

Halcyon said...

Those designs have stood the test of time, they still look good today. We have a lot of those "external lifts" here too. I rather like them.

RedPat said...

Great 1920s styling!

Birdman said...

That first one. What color.

Stefan Jansson said...

Great design of the balcony.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A touch of Art Deco here, my favourite!

Luis Gomez said...

Love this one!