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Pier Luigi Nervi and the "Palazzo del Lavoro"

Pier Luigi Nervi and the "Palazzo del Lavoro"

October 1959: The scale model of the “Palazzo del Lavoro”, Pier Luigi Nervi’s architectural masterpiece, which became the first site of the Centre.

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The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro" under construction.

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The campus under construction

The campus under construction

In 1961, preparations were under way for “Italia 61”, which celebrated the centenary of Italian unity, proclaimed in 1861 in Turin. To showcase Italy’s various regions, 19 pavilions were erected on ten hectares of the city’s southern riverside parkland.

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The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro" under construction.

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The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro" under construction.

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Important visitors to the building site

Important visitors to the building site

1960: the delegations from United States.

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Pella and Agnelli

Pella and Agnelli

1960: the Minister Giuseppe Pella and the President of FIAT Giovanni Agnelli.

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The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

1960: Working to build the "Palazzo del Lavoro".

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The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

1960: Working to build the "Palazzo del Lavoro".

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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

1960: Film director Alfred Hitchcock is visiting the building site.

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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

1960: Film director Alfred Hitchcock is visiting the building site.

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International Labour Exhibition

International Labour Exhibition

June 1961: representatives of the International Labour Conference and the United Nations International Law Commission visit the International Labour Exhibition.

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International Labour Exhibition

International Labour Exhibition

June 1961: representatives of the International Labour Conference and the United Nations International Law Commission visit the International Labour Exhibition.

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The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro" housed the Centre from its birth, in 1965, until 1983.

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International Labour Exhibition

International Labour Exhibition

7 March 1961: inauguration of the International Labour Exhibition, with the Italian President, Giovanni Gronchi and the Director-General of the ILO, David A. Morse.

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The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The "Palazzo del Lavoro"

The “Palazzo del Lavoro”, Pier Luigi Nervi’s architectural masterpiece.

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Monorail

Monorail

The monorail ran near the Centre.

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International Labour Exhibition

International Labour Exhibition

1961: one of the picture of the International Labour Exhibition, organized at the "Palazzo del Lavoro", whose central theme was labour as the determining factor in the economic and social progress.

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Pavilions

Pavilions

1961: day view of the nineteen pavilions which housed the Exhibition of the Italian Regions.

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U Thant

U Thant

July 1963: the Secretary-General of United Nations U Thant pays a visit to the "Palazzo del Lavoro".

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U Thant and Arpesani

U Thant and Arpesani

1963: United Nations Secretary-General U Thant with Ambassador Giustino Arpesani, President of the Italian Committee for the Centre.

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Giovanni Agnelli and U Thant

Giovanni Agnelli and U Thant

1963: Giovanni Agnelli, who was member of the Italian Committee for the Centre, and United Nations Secretary-General U Thant.

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Paul Bacon

Paul Bacon

1964: Paul Bacon, former Minister of Labour in France and first Director of the Centre appointed by the Director-General of the ILO.

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Agreement

Agreement

The agreement concerning the Centre was signed in Rome on 24 October 1964 by Giuseppe Saragat, Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the Italian Government, and by David A. Morse, Director-General for the ILO.

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