Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Manzari, H.J. J.


We have worked to preserve Venetian bell towers by improving the method for cataloging and analyzing the towers. We investigated the feasibility and benefits of expanding the methodology to include monitoring the towers' structural integrity with specialized instruments, to give deeper insight into the state of a tower. We have standardized the process for cataloging towers by revising and finalizing the methodology for visually assessing them, and by unifying all prior bell tower work into a master database which can be easily used by all future projects. Our project will make the Venice Project Center's work on preserving bell towers vastly more efficient, organized, and focused.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts