The restoration of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Croci, Giorgio (2002) The restoration of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 134-136. [Book Section]

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In its history many earthquakes have hit the Basilica of St Francis, which was built in the 13th century. Important earthquakes occurred in 1279, 1328, 1703, 1747, 1781, 1799, 1832, 1859, 1917, 1979, and yet none produced damage as great as that which hit central Italy during the night of September 26, 1999, as well as the second that struck the Basilica at 11,42 a.m. The result was the destruction of the vaults close to the façade, of those close to the transept, of a portion of the left transept and the production of large cracks and permanent deformation all over the vaults of the Basilica, leaving them in a very precarious and dangerous condition. Besides the differing impact that the earthquakes of different characteristics, which followed each other during the centuries, may have produced on the Basilica, other factors have increased the vulnerability with respect to the past

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Croci, GiorgioUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monuments; basilicas; World Heritage List; earthquake damage; damage structure; restoration; seismic forces; reinforcement; reconstruction
Subjects: F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 46. Seismic surveys
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 12. Techniques
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
C.ARCHITECTURE > 06. Structures of buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy
UNESCO WHC Number: 990
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2010 17:13
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/560

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