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Novecento Obelisk

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obelisco novecento

Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi
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This obelisk by the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro entitled “Novecento” (Twentieth Century) was unveiled in Piazzale Nervi, in front of the sports arena, Palazzo dello Sport, in October 2004. It is a 21 metre high, cone-shaped spiral in bronze and has precise references to the tower of Babel and the function of the obelisk. The name accurately describes the intent to transpose the most representative events of the twentieth century in the form of a sculpture. Geometrical figures and bronze are the essential elements of the sculptor’s work. He describes this work as “the holes, twists and gorges are the gaps and the upheavals of history, that always, and especially in the twentieth century, accompany growth brought about by progress and the continuous development of ideas.”

Picture by permission from Roma Capitale-Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
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How to get the step: Novecento Obelisk

Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 00144 Roma, Italy

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