Specchi, Alessandro (1668-1729)

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Alessandro Specchi, Italian architect and engraver, was born and died in Rome in 1668-1729. He was a pupil of C.Fontana. His first important work was Port of Ripetta (pictured) (Rome, 1703-1705, destroyed in course of creation of the walls along the Tiber (Lungotevere) in the early 20th century).
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Specchi's brilliant carrier of architect was interrupted when to him was attributed a responsibility of a collapse happened during construction of a portico of the Chiesa di S.Paolo fuori le Mura (1725). Since then, his fame was principally connected with the vast activity of engraver and illustrator of great architectural undertakings of Rome in the 17th century.
Among his architectonic creations remained in Rome are: Palazzo Pichini (Piazza Farnese), Palazzo de Carolis (Banco di Roma, Via del Corso), enlargement of Palazzo Del Drago alle Quattro Fontane, stables on the Quirinal Hill, and Palazzo Marucelli (Via Condotti).

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