The Mole Antonelliana is the Turin’s icon

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The Mole Antonelliana is the symbol monument of the city of Turin.
It is named for the architect who built it, Alessandro Antonelli.
Its construction began in 1863 and was completed 26 years later after the architect’s death.
It is located in the historic center of Turin.
It’s about 167 meters high, it currently is the highest building of Turin and for a long time it was the highest walling structure of the Europe.
Today it houses the National Museum of Cinema.
Thanks to a lift, from its tip you can see a breathtaking view of the city and the Alps.

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On 23 May 1953 a violent cloudburst, accompanied by a tornado, destroyed the uppermost 47 metres of the pinnacle, which was rebuilt in 1961 as a metal structure faced with stone.

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