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architecture + dance

The restoration of the structure took over a decade, opening in 2009 for the first time since suffering severe damage during World War II. Any materials that could be salvaged- columns, walls, mosaics- were included in the restoration, resulting in a beautiful combination of past and present, reconstructed in a way that honors the past while integrating elements that reflect the original intentions. The careful preservation of the existing building and the deliberate, honest approach to…