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Encyclopedia > Lamont Young (Naples)
Lamont Young may also refer to Lamont H. Young, Australian geologist.
One of the "castles" of Lamont Young in Naples.
One of the "castles" of Lamont Young in Naples.

Lamont Young (1851-1929) Italian architect and urban planner from the late 19th and early 20th century. He was born in Naples and all of the works and urban design associatd with his name are found in that city. In archtecture, he is primarily associated with having constructed a number of pseudo-Victorian castles in the city, the most prominent of which is on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele overlooking the Chiaia section of town. Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... Urban planners work with local governments to formulate plans for the short- and long-term growth and renewal of urban and suburban communities. ... Country Italy Region Campania Province Naples (NA) Mayor Rosa Russo Jervolino Elevation 17 m Area 117 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 1,000,470  - Density 8,457/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Napoletani Dialing code 081 Postal code 80100 Patron Saint Januarius  - Day September...

In urban design, Young planned a mammoth rebuilding of the city of Naples in the 1880s, including the construction of an underground train line. Although the plan was initially approved, it eventually lost out to a competitor plan, known as the risanamento-- (lit. "making healthy again")--a more drastic version of urban surgery than even Young had planned and the one that was, over a 30-year period, responsible for the rebuilding of Naples before WWI. WWI may be an acronym for: World War I World Wrestling Industry This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Young was criticized at the time for his "Victorian fantasies" that did not fit into the tradtional architecture of the city. Today, he is viewed as a visionary, and plans for his original underground train line appear as a decorative mural on the inside of one of the stations of the new metro train line--not yet complete--in Naples.



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