Restoration of Colosseum in Progress!

Restorers have completed cleaning 5 arches in the Colosseum in Rome.  The building has been covered with a black coating due to pollution.  Since they have closed some of the streets near the Colosseum to traffic, the damage has been lessened. It is thought that the entire restoration process will take 5 years. The 25 million euro project is being funded by the CEO of Tod’s, Diego della Valle. Tod’s is a major fashion and luxury design company.

Italy Magazine: (July 1, 2014)

http://www.italymagazine.com/news/first-phase-colosseum-restoration-complete

also see:

Wall Street Journal (April 25, 2014)

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579521583112244014ImageImage

Before and after sections of the colosseum (images courtesy WSJ)

Scaffolding on Colosseum

Scaffolding on Colosseum

(image courtesy of http://arkitipintel.com/2013/11/09/colosseum-restoration-italy/)