In October the ACI Convention and Exhibition hosted the Pier Luigi Nervi – Art and Science of Building” exhibition as part of the Ciao Philadelphia 2016 event that is organised by the General Consulate of Italy.
Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi was a key contributor to the development of structural architecture throughout the world and one of the most important and innovative designers and builders of the 20th century. He was described by Time magazine in 1957 as the ‘Poet of Concrete’ and has been an honorary member of the ACI (American Concrete Institute) since 1969.
The event received sponsorship from Buzzi Unicem and was supplemented by several images from the company’s Historic Archive.
The Philadelphia exposition is the first in a large tour of the United States and focuses on the relationship between Nervi and the North American continent, where since the 1950s he worked on important projects such as the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal in New York, the Victoria Square tower in Montreal, Newark airport and St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, as well as numerous sports complexes. The exhibition consists of 20 descriptive panels with photos and high-resolution color reproductions of his drawings, texts and videos.
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