Feature Topics

August 27th, 2016

The story I found in the New York Times is called, “Quake Exposes Italy’s Challenge to Retrofit Its Architecture”. It is mainly about how so many of Italy’s old and new structures were not able to withstand the quake due to the fact that the structures were poorly built with only soil or poorly renovated.

  1. Relocation of citizens.
  2. Italy’s economic state for rebuilding.
  3. What’s more important- Italy’s heritage of architecture or the safety of it’s people?
  4. Recently renovated buildings in a village still collapsed and killed the most people out of anywhere else. New story- Get the renovators perspective on difficulty of renovating historic buildings.
  5. How well prepared are Italians for earthquakes? What are their safety procedures.

The story that I would most like to do would be idea number 4. The renovators and builders are the people who are being blamed for the collapsing of buildings. I think it would be interesting to hear their opinion and just how hard it is to fix up historic structures and avoid making it look modern. They for sure should offer interesting opinions and bring new insight to reconstruction in Italy.


One Response to “Feature Topics”

  1. fuglsang on August 28, 2016 2:53 pm

    #4 would be interesting. #3 would be difficult, just because both are important. But I bet Italians would not allow some of the more important buildings — the leaning tower of Pisa — made earthquake safe.

    Some good ideas.

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