Pirelli Tower

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The Pirelli Tower or Pirelli Building, commonly known as the Pirelli Tower, Milan is the building where the headquarters of the Regional Council of Lombardy. It stands at the southwest corner of Piazza Duca d’Aosta, where he is also the central station. He held the record for the tallest building in the European Union from 1958 to 1966, the year of construction of the South Tower of Brussels.
The Pirelli Tower was designed in 1950 and included in the nascent “Head Office”.
It was built between 1956 and 1961 and designed by Gio Ponti, Giuseppe Valtolina, Pier Luigi Nervi, Antonio Fornaroli, Alberto Rosselli, Giuseppe Rinardi and Egidio Dell’Orto; Gio Ponti also directed all phases of construction. The structural feature was edited by Joseph Valtolina, in collaboration with consultants Pier Luigi Nervi and Arturo Danusso Piero Locatelli and William Meardi. The construction was entrusted to the Bonomi in collaboration with Comolli and Silce. It’s important work of architecture, typical of Italian Rationalism; with its 127 meters high, spread over 31 floors (2 more floors are underground) is one of the buildings of reinforced concrete highest in the world.




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