Video: New High-Tech Floor to be Built into Rome's Colosseum

An ambitious new project will provide visitors to the Roman Colosseum with a whole new perspective on the site as the Italian government plans to build a retractable floor for the famed arena. The remarkable undertaking, which was unveiled by the Italian Culture Ministry at a press conference over the weekend, was first conceived back in 2014 by archaeologist Daniele Manacorda. Since that time, a series of studies were conducted and the idea was determined to be feasible, leading to the Italian government soliciting bids from designers and ultimately awarding an $18 million contract to engineering consulting company Milan Ingegneria.

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