|We invite the world for this Grand Gesture: An endeavor
of the cooperative restoration of the Great Buildings of
To this end, a Roman Restoration Consortium shall be formed. The Italian delegation will be the first member.
We seek member delegations from all countries wishing to enjoin the restoration of the great buildings of Rome to elevate, celebrate and provide again, the shining beacon and foundation of the civilized world.
We shall restore the Forum.
The City of Rome shall draft a Charter for the activities of the Roman Restoration Consortium and amend all necessary, practicable and statute law.
Offices of the Roman Restoration Consortium shall marshal departments, control business and banking. They shall interact and report with all appropriate levels of the Italian Government and government of the City of Rome. They shall oversee the placement and positioning of sponsors both international and local, corporate and individual. They shall hold Copyrights and Trademarks; and manage endorsements.
For the Consortium:
Offices of the Roman Restoration Consortium will ready the restorations, park and all concessions for ongoing management by the City of Rome.
The Consortium will be a limited partnership and will pass itís offices and institution to the City of Rome upon completion of Restoration charter tasks.
There shall be a permanent monument built to house the
National Salute for the generous efforts of the
Restoration Consortium member nations into posterity.
There will be plaques and media for the countries and
leaders who have displayed foresight in their gracious
acts of placing world responsibility in restoring Rome
for future generations.
A Series of Projects
Restoration of a series of sites is best under taken, consecutively.
Therefore, the various departments each have a series
of steps at each site and must move on to the next site
in paced order.
The site preparation team moves on to the next site just as the Archaeology work begins.
The Architecture group will necessarily be correcting and updating their construction plans and strategies from input of the Archaeology department.
The Architecture group designates construction and
coordinates the transfer of work as the Archaeology
teams finish their work at each site.
Order of Restoration
The festivities and race of the celebration of Consualia at the Shrine of Consus is where the taking of the Sabine Women marked the beginning of Rome. So began the tradition of Circus racing and games that sprang up around the Alter of Consus in celebration of the Founding.
As the Meta-Prima, three cones of the first turn, are seated atop the Alter of Consus, the Circus Maximus has always held the very beginning and beating heart of Rome. It becomes imperative that the Circus and itís grounds are restored.
The Circus Maximus is the easiest and least expensive of ancient Romeís great monumental buildings to restore. It is fortunate that it is also the one building that will bring the greatest and most diverse national and international interest, being the greatest of Rome's buildings and grandest public place. Restored, the Circus is at once, the oldest and yet newest large public venue. The colonnaded shops along the Palatine and Aventine will easily be Europeís greatest Mall. The grandest fashions and the grandest cars; and the grandest foods, - in the grandest building.
All aspects of the Roman Restoration should be filmed. A rich cornucopia of archaeological, national and international film and media will yield a host of film and documentary materials.
Restoration of the Circus Maximus
The project and all of itís elements from beginning to finish shall be mapped and arranged to the Restoration Site-plan and Project Time-line.
The developing site-plan and time-line shall be the main concern of a Committee of Department Heads reporting to the Restoration Consortium and acting as project over-site.
Liaisons from the Departments of City Public Works, power, water, sewage and streets will coordinate the necessary utilities concerns with the Restoration Project over-site committee and aligned with the Project Time-line.
An architectural team, coordinating with the over-site committee will apply a schematic of events and construction activities to the time-line.
The full site plan will be created with the Archaeologists, architects and city-planners and submitted for final approval.
Step 1 - Archaeology
Coordinated with the Time-line, these will be:
A coordinated transition from the Archaeology work to the construction endeavors will engage as the Archaeology advances to the next site.
It is important that the site plan and time-line are developed and amended in progress by all agencies.
Step 2 - Construction shall begin
Step 3 - Construction finishes
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|Scale from P. Ciancio Rossetto from ERRATA to the text, Roman Circuses, Arenas for Chariot Racing, Humphrey, John H. 1986; permissions from University of California Press.|