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Boston Visit Raises Hopes for More Discussion About L’Aquila Earthquake and Consequences

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The following letter was sent to Rosetta Romagnoli, president of the Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi U.S.A, from Barnaby Gunning, after visiting Boston in March, 2013, to raise awareness of the persisting problems in L’Aquila four years after the devastating earthquake that shattered the city center. Dear Rosetta, […]I am writing to thank you for having persisted so tenaciously in organizing for me and my family to visit Boston this March and for having made the visit such a success for us. Our stay in Boston and then New York was tremendously inspiring on a number of levels and, I hope, it ...

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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

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 ...

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