"The first important application of structural prefabrication
based upon my designs and built under my supervision
were the large hangars erected during 1940-41.
Economic and structural considerations suggested
prefabrication to achieve lightness to minimize materials
and to speed construction. The six hangars I built were all
destroyed during the war by heavy charges set at the foot
of the sustaining buttresses, which dropped them to the
ground" (Pier Luigi Nervi. Structures)
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