Monday, 26 November 2012
A graphic illustration of how the economic crisis in Europe has affected development of the old Innocenti Lambretta factory in the Lambrate area of Milan. On the left is a shot I took in November 2011 soon after demolition crews had pulled down two of the huge buildings where Innocenti cars were built (and where Maserati BiTurbos were assembled). On the right is the same area 12 months later, November 2012. Apparently apartment towers are supposed to be rising from the ruins here but apart from the security guard at the gatehouse there was no activity and no sign that much had gone on in the last year. (as usual click on the photo to enlarge).
Thursday, 22 November 2012
New gates block the entrance to the Centro Studi at the old Innocenti Lambretta factory in the Lambrate area of Milano. Apart from this not much has changed in the year since I was last here. The economic crisis seems to have put paid to more development on the old site.