Italy in crisis: Dragonslayer in sight

With a Grand party is to be inaugurated this Monday the new highway bridge, of Genoa. The President of the Republic, the head of the government, and numerous me

Italy in crisis: Dragonslayer in sight

With a Grand party is to be inaugurated this Monday the new highway bridge, of Genoa. The President of the Republic, the head of the government, and numerous members of the Cabinet are expected, the national anthem, and all sorts of other music sound. At the end of the aerobatic team of the air force, painted in the Italian Tricolor flag and the George cross in the evening sky. Because Saint George is not only the patron Saint of the "Superba", the proud port city on the Ligurian coast. He is also the namesake of the new bridge: Ponte San Giorgio is called by the Genoese architect Renzo Piano-designed bridge over the wide valley of the river Polcevera.

For months, in difficult more bearable penetrance from the model and from the sign of hope, of rebirth, and even from the miracles to Genoa the speech. The bridge had been built in record time, it means: Less than two years after the collapse of the Morandi bridge on 14. August of 2018, with 43 dead would be in this week's cars and load on – Yes! – elegant steel design roles.

there are to celebrate anything, and little to celebrate. The Impiety of the inauguration ceremony is hardly mitigated by the fact that President Sergio Mattarella with the families of the victims comes together, marriage after the ribbon cutting ceremony on the bridge. How deep is the self-esteem of a great Nation and a proud city must have fallen, if the opening of a "new" bridge that never need to be built, would not have become the old to the tomb for 43 people, as a kind of awakening experience is celebrated? The survivors are not in any case participate in the "Carnival for a tragedy-born of bridge", as their spokesman, passed on the message.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 04:19

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