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Reopening to the public in 2017 after its development commissioned by the Fondazione CRT, the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni is imbibed in the recent history of Italy since its unification. The factory, which began operations in 1895, long represented an architectural and industrial point of excellence in the maintenance of railway rolling stock, and underwent heavy bombing throughout WWII. Finally, when the very last of its machines were dismounted, it was at the heart of a debate as to whether or not it should be demolished. The major photography fond of Bruna Biamino purchased for the collection describes the state of the complex in the very years in which it lost it productive purpose, marked by its definitive closure in 1992. [...]
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