The University of Messina will fill a historical gap

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Investments in facilities and infrastructure are always complex operations.
We are not in the world of fairy tales, there are no magic wands.
But the effort produced byUniversity of Messina, in recent years, to fill historical gaps, it is undeniable.
And, sooner or later, the various national rankings will have to take into account the new services and new works that will be inaugurated in the near future.
The most important investments made by the University concern the acquisition of the Bank of Italy buildingin Piazza Cavallotti (and even before that of the Post Office in Piazza Antonello), the restyling projects of classrooms and facades Papardo university centers andAnnunziataand obviously, last in order of time, the decision to take over theex Hotel Riviera, opening the redevelopment site after decades of decay and neglect.
In that building that was literally falling to pieces, work is already underway that will transform the premises of the old glorious hotel in Viale della Libertà into student residences, also bridging a structural “gap” on this front that greatly affects the overall evaluations of the Reports of research institutes, such as Censis.
Just think that Unical, the University of Calabria, is on the podium of the great Italian universities precisely because with its “campus” it offers students, even off-site, high-level services.
And among the works started and carried out there is also the restructuring of one of the symbols of Messina university architecture, the headquarters of the Library of the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, today Dicam (Department of ancient and modern civilizations).
A gem designed by one of the most famous Italian architects, the Milanese Ludovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso (died in 2004), together with another renowned professional, prof.
Carlo Rusconi Clerici and the engineer from Messina Aldo D’Amore (who passed away exactly one year ago, on 12 July 2021, at the age of 92).

Read the complete article on the printed edition of Gazzetta del Sud – Messina