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Artist Edoardo Tresoldi has created a ghostly reconstruction of a destroyed basilica at the Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto church in Puglia, Italy.
The permanent installation -- made from transparent metal wiring -- marks the opening of a new archaeological park beside an existing church.
Built in three months, the €3.5 million ($3.96 million) structure corresponds to the original size of the Paleo-Christian basilica that once stood on the site.
Tresoldi, who conceived similar works for last year's Secret Garden Party and Milan Fashion Week, describes his installation as 'a return of this great building as if it was part of the historical memory of the place.'
It's hard to imagine now, but this derelict shuttle was once at the gleaming forefront of the Soviet space program. It was one of a number of dilapidated spacecraft found at the Baikonur Cosmodrome site in Kazakhstan by urban explorer Ralph Mirebs. Credit:
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