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October 6, 2017

British architect to restore 500-year-old Venice palazzo

By COLLEEN BARRY
Associated Press

VENICE, Italy — British architect David Chipperfield is bringing his expertise in restoring historic buildings to a familiar, but perhaps overlooked, 500-year-old palazzo that forms part of the colonnaded perimeter of Venice's St. Mark's Square.

The project unveiled Tuesday is the initiative of the Italian insurer Generali, which made its Italian headquarters in the Procuratie Vecchie palace from 1832 and will launch a new initiative in the restored structure to help disadvantaged people around the world.


 
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