Modern architecture has developed in line with advances in materials technology. For example, the groundbreaking Empire State Building in New York was only made possible by the development of steel girders. Today, prefabricated elements made from new conglomerated photo-catalytic or fibro-reinforced cements are opening up amazing new possiblities for architectural innovation. They make it possible to create solid walls that diffuse light for a truly new-age feel. The company pioneering these breakthroughs is Gesteco SpA, which is part of Gruppo Luci.