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Fiat Tagliero, Asmara

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Lovers of architecture will appreciate a visit to Fiat Tagliero, a Futurist-style service station built in 1938 initially meant to be a simple gas station. Italian architect Giuseppe Pettazzi designed the structure to resemble an airplane, which explains the wings on either side of the building. Authorities once insisted the wings be supported by pillars for structural safety, but Pettazzi stood firm in his design and the building still stands intact. Today you can walk the perimeter of the building and take photos; entrance is not permitted. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fiat Tagliero by using our Asmara vacation builder app.
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  • Fiat Tagliero is one of Asmara’s finest futuristic architectures built, according to the experts, circa 1938 by an Italian engineer. It has overstretched wings, spanning several meters without any... 
    Fiat Tagliero is one of Asmara’s finest futuristic architectures built, according to the experts, circa 1938 by an Italian engineer. It has overstretched wings, spanning several meters without any...  more »
  • Walkable from the town center. It is a bit run-down, but still remarkable. Such a building like from a science-fiction comic from the 60s. 
    Walkable from the town center. It is a bit run-down, but still remarkable. Such a building like from a science-fiction comic from the 60s.  more »
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  • The Fiat Tagliero Building is a Futurist-style service station in Asmara, Eritrea. It was completed in 1938 and designed by the Italian engineer Giuseppe Pettazzi.
  • Another building built by the Italians during the colonial era. Nothing very impressive. Looks like it might tumble done very soon.

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