June 22, 2010
One of the most unusual constructions in Turin, the "slice of polenta" is the result of a series of coincidences. A 37m space on Corso san Maurizio occupied by a wedge shaped three storey building, bought in 1859 by Francesca Scaccabarozzi, wife of the architect Alessandro Antonelli (1798-18888). In 1881, the architect added two floors and an attic, raising the total height to 27m, identical to the length. The façade of the building is only 5m wide, while the thin end of the wedge is a mere 70cm.