The City: Tomb with a View

Rozzano in northern Italy boasts only 9,000 souls, but work started last week on twin, 20-story skyscrapers that will eventually add 14,000 dead citizens to the town's population.

The cemetowers were designed by pretty, blonde Milanese Architect Nanda Vigo, 28, who was commissioned by Rozzano's city fathers to design a conventional cemetery. Attracted by her plan for saving scarce land and even scarcer money, the city sounded out the Vatican, received an immediate nihil obstat. Rozzano's citizenry, though normally wary of innovation, also showed surprising enthusiasm for the idea.

"Dying is expensive in Italy," explains Architect Vigo. "In Milan a burial...

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