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Old 14-03-2015, 04:27
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Fiat was testing cars on the roof !

... in the 1920s, Fiat was using a large building for manufacturing its cars. Location: Torino in Italy. Assembly started at the bottom and moved up, floor by floor. Finished cars could be tested on the roof. It apparently was also used for racing. See pics!

Similar rooftop tests tracks existed: Imperia in Nessonvaux in Belgium, and Palacio Chrysler in Buenos Aires in Argentina.
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Old 15-03-2015, 08:34
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... in the 1920s, Fiat was using a large building for manufacturing its cars. Location: Torino in Italy. Assembly started at the bottom and moved up, floor by floor. Finished cars could be tested on the roof. It apparently was also used for racing. See pics!

Similar rooftop tests tracks existed: Imperia in Nessonvaux in Belgium, and Palacio Chrysler in Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Hi AMZAMZ,

Thanks, very interesting!
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Old 16-03-2015, 03:06
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The Fiat Lingotto factory is famous amongst architects. Italian architect Renzo Piano undertook a major refurbishment of that building.
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Old 16-03-2015, 07:03
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... and that's how it looked like on March 29, 1944 when the Allied bombed it!
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Old 16-03-2015, 07:08
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... it was used in the film "The Italian Job".

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Old 16-03-2015, 12:01
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Impressive photography!
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