December 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto Conte
This threatened constructions on the Volga bank in Nizhny Novgorod are a unique monument of Russian engineering from the last third of the 19th century.
These iron structures are fragments of the central pavilion of two national exhibitions, designed by engineers Hermann von Pauker and Ivan Vyshnegradsky, and are currently a restricted industrial area. Italian photographer Roberto Conte’s shots series to Nizhny Novgorod captures these extraordinary visions of monuments of engineering and architecture threatened by the impending FIFA World Cup.