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|16 July 1228||
Saint Francis is canonized by they pope who also lays the foundation stone of the church the same day.
|26 September 1997||
The church is severely damaged during an earthquake. The frescoed vaults partially collapse, stones fall from the tympanum, etc.
|28 November 1999||
The upper church is reopened after extensive restoration works and installation of anti-seismic devices.
- FIP Industriale S.p.A. (antiseismic devices)
Relevant Web Sites
- The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi after the September 1997 Earthquake. In: Structural Engineering International, v. 8, n. 1 (February 1998), pp. 56-58. (1998):
- Strengthening the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi after the September 1997 Earthquake. In: Structural Engineering International, v. 11, n. 3 (August 2001), pp. 207-210. (2001):
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