Mole Antonelliana

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20 Via Montebello, Turin, Italy
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The symbol of Turin Feb 02, 2011
The Mole Antonelliana is the symbol of the old capital of Italy. Located in Turin's historic center, it is named after the architect who built it in 1862, Alessandro Antonelli. It reaches a height of 167.5 meters and is the tallest brick building in the world.

Originally it had to be a synagogue. After, it was dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II. And today it houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema).

The bad thing is that it is not located in a square, but in a normal street, which makes it extremely difficult to take good pictures of it.
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Il Mole Antonelliana di Torino Jul 17, 2008
Dominating the Turin skyline is the peculiar looking spire of the Mole Antonelliana. This building is the Turin equivalent of the Eiffel Tower in Paris: an unmissably tall landmark that serves no clear purpose except perhaps to act as a signature for the city. It looks like a glorified lightning conductor - in fact in 1954 an electrical storm struck down the top 47m (155ft), which was later replaced. The 167m (550ft) Mole, by Alessandro Antonelli was first intended to be a Jewish synagogue, but after it's original commissioners pulled out, the city stepped in and completed it in 1897 and used it to house the Risorgimento museum. The Mole ("massive structure") - for a time the world's tallest building - became a symbol of Italian unity and today houses the National Musuem of Cinema.

Although the collection of Film memorabilia is very impressive, the highlight of a trip to the Mole has to be the cable-hung glass elevator ride which takes you right up to the top of the observation deck (I wouldn't reccomend this to anyone with even a slight fear of heights!). There is a small fee of around €7/8 and a queue is to be expected.
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