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The Mole Antonelliana is an experimental building that later became one of the symbols of Turin. The tower reaches a height of 167 meters.
The construction of the tower was started during the period when Turin was still the capital of Italy. The building was built as a synagogue. Alessandro Antonelli became the architect of the project.
Soon the Jewish community refused to finance the project and handed the building over to the city authorities. The construction of the building was completed in 1889. In 1908, the Risorgimento Museum moved to Mole Antonelliana, becoming the highest-rise museum. In 1938, the museum moved to Palazzo Carignano. In 2000, the building was taken over by the National Museum of Cinematography.
In 1953, during a tornado, the architectural appearance of the tower was greatly distorted - and ndash; the 47-meter spire was demolished. In 1961, restoration work was carried out in the building.
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Topic: Mole Antonelliana Tower in Italy, Turin resort.