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L’Aquila 3D, Inside the closed city Presentation

Filippo Frattaroli (right) presents British architect, Barnaby Gunning with an original Boston Garden seat at the conclusion of L'Aquila 3D, Inside the closed city. © Felix Cutillo

Filippo Frattaroli (right) presents British architect, Barnaby Gunning with an original Boston Garden seat at the conclusion of L’Aquila 3D, Inside the closed city. © Felix Cutillo

After nearly four years of painstaking work, British architect, Barnaby Gunning, assisted by a team of volunteer photographers, 3D modelers and Google engineers, brought the story of the closed city of L’Aquila to Boston, via MIT and FILIPPO Ristorante.

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.

About Lisa Cappuccio

Lisa is an East Boston resident who works in the area of media and public relations. She is President of Italia Unita Inc. of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization that promotes Italian culture and heritage. Lisa worked and volunteered in the areas of public relations, community development, film, politics, and radio. Through Italia Unita, Lisa initiated the grass roots effort to have Comcast Cable add RAI television, which is now available as a premium channel. Lisa is the president of Boston Concepts, a full service marketing and public relations agency.