Procuratie nuove

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The project conceived by Vincenzo Scamozzi involved the extension of the St Mark’s library (from which it takes some design guidelines) in order to create new offices for the procurators of San Marco. Work began in 1582, after the demolition of some old buildings, including the Ospizio Orseolo. The works were then halted in 1616 upon the death of the designer, and later taken up again in the 17th century under the direction of Baldassare Longhena. The building was finished in 1640, although some works to pave the arcades were carried out in 1740. 

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