Naples, Municipio Station, Tower of the Incoronata
Thursday May 19th, 2016
Naples, Municipio Square
Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii – Dr. Daniela Giampaola
Superintendence for the Environmental, Architectural, Landscape, Historical, Artistic and Demo-anthropological Heritages of Naples – Arch. Ugo Carughi, arch. Cosimo Tarì
Within the project for the realization of Municipio Station of the Naples metro station, the Portuguese architects Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Mura, on the recommendation of the protection bodies, have foreseen the recovery and enhancement of the fortification structures of Castel Nuovo of viceregal Age. These have become an integral part of the architectural structure of the station upon the implementation of several structural and restoration work which allowed first to protect the monumental structures and the station itself from the upwelling of groundwater and make it easier to solve the structural problems related to the support of roof slab.
The work related to the Tower of Incoronata lasted about 18 months, from March 2012 until July 2013. For 18 months a team of 18 operators worked on it. More than 682 tuff were disassembled and reassembled, for an area of about 300 square meters.
The work on the ramparts and the Tower of the Molo is started on April 2014 and is still ongoing.