L’Aquila, the capital of the Abruzzo region was damaged by a major 6.3 earthquake that struck at 3:32 a.m. on April 6, 2009 leaving thousands injured, 308 dead and their loving families broken. Images of hundreds of coffins, many of aspiring students and children, is an image that will stay in the collective memory of the compassionate forever.
Most of the mediaeval historic center was severely damaged, subsequently braced and then closed off. It remains closed to this day, awaiting a plan of action.
Gunning and his team set out to capture the condition of the city through millions of photographs and then crafted the photos into a 3D model. This incredible work, it is hoped, will be used as a tool to aid in the rebuilding of L’Aquila. Through the efforts of the Regione Abruzzo, the Federazione Associazione Abruzzesi U.S.A. and the Italian Consulate to Boston, FILIPPO Ristorante was honored to host “L’Aquila 3D Presentation, Inside the Closed City”.
For more information on the Barnaby Gunning and his presentation on the closed city of L’Aquila, go to www.comefacciamo.com.