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High-Rise for Deceased Proposed in Genoa

Associated Press

City planners have proposed building a 10-story glass tower to ease a space shortage in area cemeteries. But the project, nicknamed the “skyscraper of the dead,” has won mixed reviews.

La Stampa newspaper reported Saturday that the structure, with three elevators and a projected capacity of 10,000 bodies, was designed to accommodate bodies that the city’s 35 crowded cemeteries cannott hold.

Gravediggers in this northern port bury up to 1,000 bodies a year, the newspaper said, and an estimated 100 bodies have lain for months in city morgues awaiting burial.


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