List of tallest buildings in Italy

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This lists ranks the tallest completed and topped out buildings in Italy that stand at least 100 m (330 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Only habitable building are ranked which excludes radio masts and towers, observation towers, steeples, chimneys and other tall architectural structures.

Overview[edit]

Milan skyline
Naples skyline

Even though it is well known for famous ancient structures, and modern high rise buildings are not common in most of its cities, Italy curiously played a key role as precursor in the construction of the first modern skyscrapers in Europe. Torre Piacentini (108 m) in Genoa was the tallest high rise building in Europe from 1940 to 1952 as well as the first one whose roof reached and exceeded the height of 100 metres.[1] After 1952, Italy lost the record in Europe but it continued to have the tallest buildings in the European Union until 1966, with three different skyscrapers: Torre Breda (117 m), Grattacielo di Cesenatico (118 m) and Pirelli Tower (127 m). The construction of high rise buildings was interrupted in the 1970s and 1980s, and restarted from 1990 until nowadays, mainly in Naples and Milan, but also in Rome, Genoa and Turin. Nevertheless only Milan and Naples have developed a skyline of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in their city centres.

Tallest completed and topped out buildings[edit]

Rank Photo Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year built Notes
1 UniTower, Italy2.jpeg Unicredit Tower Milan 231 758 35 2011 Roof: 146 m + Spire: 85 m.
2 CityLife-Il Dritto (Isozaki).jpg CityLife - Il Dritto Milan 207 679 50 2014 Topped-out.
3 Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo, Turin, Italy.jpg Torre Intesa Sanpaolo Turin 167 548 39 2013 Topped-out.
4 Palazzo Lombardia, Milan, Italy.jpg Palazzo Lombardia Milan 161 528 43 2010 Tallest building in Italy when considering height to roof[2][3][4] and the number of floors.
5 Eurosky Tower, Rome.jpg Torre Eurosky Rome 155 508 35 2012 Roof: 120 m + Spire: 35 m.
6 Torre Pontina.jpg Torre Pontina Latina 151 495 37 2010 Roof: 128 m + Spire: 23 m.
7 Torre Solaria, Milan, Italy.jpg Torre Solaria Milan 143 469 37 2013
8 Milán, Gioia, výšková budova.jpg Torre Diamante Milan 140 459 30 2012 Tallest steel building in Italy.[5]
9 Torre Telecom Napoli.JPG Torre Telecom Italia Naples 129 423 33 1995
10 Unipol Tower 1.JPG Unipol Tower Bologna 127 417 33 2012
11 Pirelli Tower, Centrale, Milan, Italy.jpg Pirelli Tower Milan 127 417 31 1960 Renovated in 2005.
12 Torri Enel Napoli (moved from Commons).jpg Torre Enel 1 Naples 122 400 33 1990
13 Torri Enel Napoli (moved from Commons).jpg Torre Enel 2 Naples 122 400 33 1990
14 Torre Europarco 2011-12.jpg Torre Europarco Rome 120 394 35 2012
15 Torri Saverioe Francesco (moved from Commons).jpg Torre Saverio Naples 118 387 34 1990
16 Torri Saverioe Francesco (moved from Commons).jpg Torre Francesco Naples 118 387 34 1990
17 GM2C (moved from Commons).jpg Condominio Marinella II Cesenatico 118 387 35 1958 Renovated in 2009.
18 Breda Tower from Viale Tunisia.jpg Torre Breda Milan 117 384 30 1954 Renovated in 2009.
19 Torre Consiglio Regionale Campania.JPG Torre del Consiglio Regionale Campania Naples 115 377 29 1992
20 Bosco Verticale, Torre E, Milan, Italy.jpg Bosco Verticale Torre E Milan 111 364 24 2014 Topped-out.
21 Crystalbspicard (moved from Commons).jpg Crystal Palace Brescia 110 361 30 1990
22 Torri Tribunale Napoli (moved from Commons).jpg Torri del Tribunale di Napoli A Naples 110 361 29 1991
23 Torre Galfa, Milan, Italy.jpg Torre Galfa Milan 109 358 28 1959
24 Genova-Castello D'Albertis-veduta sul Matitone e la strada sopraelevata.jpg Matitone Genoa 109 358 26 1992
25 Torre Littoria.jpg Torre Littoria Turin 109 358 21 1934 Roof: 87 m + Spire: 22 m.
26 Centro dei Liguri Genova.jpg Torre Piacentini Genoa 108 354 31 1940
27 Milano Guastalla Velasca.jpg Torre Velasca Milan 106 348 26 1958 Awaiting renovation.[6]
28 Torre Cesar Pelli B (moved from Commons).jpeg Torre Hines - Cesar Pelli B Milan 105 344 23 2011 [7]
29 Torre Telecom , Genoa, Italy.jpg Torre San Vincenzo Genoa 105 344 27 1968
30 Skyline complesso wtc di genova.jpg World Trade Center Genoa 102 335 25 1992
31 Grand Hotel de Londres.jpg Ambassador's Palace Hotel Naples 101 331 33 1957
32 Torrigaribaldi (moved from Commons).jpg Torre Garibaldi A Milan 100 328 25 1994 Renovated in 2010.[8]
33 Torrigaribaldi (moved from Commons).jpg Torre Garibaldi B Milan 100 328 25 1992 Renovated in 2010.[8]
34 Grattacielo di Rimini (maggio 2011).jpg Grattacielo di Rimini Rimini 100 328 27 1960

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

Piedmont Region Headquarters under construction
Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Notes
Piedmont Region Headquarters Turin 209 686 41
CityLife - Lo Storto Milan 175[9] 574 45
CityLife - Il Curvo Milan 160[10] 524 35
Torre s3a-s3b Parco scientifico tecnologico Genoa 140 459 40
Grattacielo Pp1 Padua 108 354
Torre Solea Milan 100 328
Comparto 2 Genoa 100 328
Verona Porta Sud Verona 100 328
Torre Materferro Turin 100 328

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Photo Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Years as tallest
Unicredit Tower Milan 231 758 35 2011-present
Palazzo Lombardia Milan 161 528 43 2010-2011
Torre Telecom Italia Naples 129 423 33 1995-2010
Pirelli Tower Milan 127 417 31 1960-1995
Condominio Marinella II Cesenatico 118 387 35 1958-1960
Torre Breda Milan 117 384 30 1954-1958
Torre Piacentini Genoa 108 354 31 1940-1954

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