Obelisk dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi, Piazza G. Marconi, Esposizione Universale di Roma (EUR) 1942, Rome

RIBApix ref no RIBA45012
Architect/DesignerDazzi, Arturo (1881-1966)
Fariello, Francesco
Moretti, Luigi (1907-1973)
Muratori, Saverio (1910-1973)
Quaroni, Ludovico (1911-1987)
Artist/PhotographerBissell, Gerhard
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1959
Image Date2008
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceRIBA45012
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Gerhard Bissell / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The obelisk (sculptor Arturo Dazzi) was begun in 1939 but the war stopped work on it. Then, in 1959, Dazzi completed it for the 1960 Rome Olympics. The Piazza Imperiale, now the Piazza G. Marconi, was designed as part of the EUR master plan by Fariello, Moretti, Muratori and Quaroni.

Subject tags

museums, squares, obelisks