Genoa, today the tallest crane in Italy begins to tear down the public housing of the “Dam” of Begato

Genoa, today the tallest crane in Italy begins to tear down the public housing of the “Dam” of Begato
Genoa, today the tallest crane in Italy begins to tear down the public housing of the “Dam” of Begato
The demolition of the upper floors of the ‘white dam’ of Begato, in Valpolcevera, begins, huge buildings of terraced social housing built in the 1980s on the hills behind Genoa.

At the beginning of the operations are present the Ligurian governor Giovanni Toti, the regional councilor for urban planning Marco Scajola, the mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci, the municipal councilor for heritage Pietro Piciocchi and the sole administrator of Arte Genova Girolamo Cotena.

The demolition of the upper floors of the dam will be carried out with a crane of 60 meters high and weighing 220 tons which arrived in Genoa on 12 April after two days of travel. It is the tallest crane in Italy and it is the same one that has shot down other monsters, from the Vele di Scampia to the artifacts of some German refineries.

To tear down the upper floors of the ‘white dam’, the so-called ‘strip-out’ technique could be used, i.e. a selective demolition that allows the identification of hazardous materials and the recycling of useful materials. Once the upper floors have been demolished, two more modest cranes (30 meters) will come into operation to complete the demolition.

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