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The World Fair Quarter is a vast complex of business buildings, built in 1935-1943 by order of the dictator Mussolini specifically for the World Fair, which, alas, never took place.
The complex was supposed to embody the idea of the 'modern Roman Empire' in stone on a grand scale. The architectural appearance of the complex became the subject of controversy between the project developers.
The Palace of Italian Civilization became the most representative building of the complex. Soon it received the second name"square Colosseum".
Other buildings of the complex were also built from materials traditional for Italy – tuff, marble, limestone. The construction of the buildings was based on the principle of stricter rationalism.
At the end of the Second World War, the Pallottomatika sports complex and the Pigorini Ethnographic Museum were opened on the territory of the complex.
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