The Superintendent of Fine Arts of Milan sent a letter last night to Palazzo Marino, the seat of the Municipality of Milan, urging the councillors to think of an alternative to demolishing the historic San Siro, such as renovating it. Antonella Ranaldi, in charge of Cultural Heritage, explained the situation to Milano based newspaper la Repubblica Milano.
“The stadium in itself has a meaning and a footballing significance that leads many to perceive the stadium as an icon of sport. There have been so many renovations that the connotation of the stadium has become that of the nineties, but in addition to the four towers and the third ring, which were put in place for the World Cup in 1990, the original structure was added to another of the fifties that I consider significant from an architectural point of view. And it is precisely the “artistic” value of the second ring that could make the difference, even more so than the first original of 1926.”