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Italy's architectural elite moves to rub out crowdsourcing design site

Crowdsourcing design site CoContest threatens established architects

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Italy's architecture is part of its cultural heritage, and now a group of upstarts wants to crowdsource bids for architectural projects.

  • Italian architects have led the world since Michelangelo designed the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome in 1538.

  • Ancient and modern live side by side in Italy, sometimes uncomfortably.

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