High-Rise for Deceased Proposed in Genoa
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.