Agreement reached to re-build Città della Scienza in Naples
Scientific museum destroyed in a fire last year07 March, 17:41
Representatives of the central and local governments gave a first green light to the re-construction plan that now needs the approval of the regional government of Campania and city and province of Naples.
Authorities have reportedly pledged 56 million euros to re-build it.
Prosecutors investigating the accident are treating it as an arson case.
There were no fatalities in the blaze that consumed the science complex on the night between March 4 and 5. Built on a converted former steel plant, Citta' della Scienza included a planetarium, an interactive museum, an exhibition hall, a conference center and offices. It was considered among the best scientific museums in Europe, and had 350,000 visitors a year.