Unicredit Tower

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Unicredit Tower
General information
Location Milan, Italy
Coordinates 45°29′02″N 9°11′24″E / 45.483845°N 9.189879°E / 45.483845; 9.189879Coordinates: 45°29′02″N 9°11′24″E / 45.483845°N 9.189879°E / 45.483845; 9.189879
Construction started 2009
Completed 2011
Opening 2012
Owner UniCredit
Height
Antenna spire 231 metres (758 ft)
Roof 146 metres (479 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 35
Floor area 25,000 m2 (270,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Cesar Pelli
Developer Hines Italia

The Unicredit Tower[1] (Torre Unicredit) is a skyscraper in Milan, Italy. With a height of 231 metres (758 ft), it is the It is the second tallest building in Italy, after Isozaki Tower.[2]

The building was designed by architect Cesar Pelli and was topped out on 15 October 2011, with the attachment of its spire. The building will serve as the new headquarters of UniCredit Bank.[2] The Unicredit Tower is part of a larger development of new residential and business structures in Milan's Porta Nuova district, near Porta Garibaldi railway station. The tower is ranking as eighth in the Emporis 2012, that rewards skyscrapers for excellence in their aesthetic and functional design.[3]

It has been pointed out that the nearby Palazzo Lombardia, at 161 metres, is still the tallest building in Italy as judged by its highest usable floor. The Unicredit Tower's height includes a dramatic spire of approximately 84 metres.[4] The spire's LED lights can change colour in particular days like the flag of Italy's colours during the Italian national day Festa della Repubblica.

Unicredit Tower Gallery
Unicredit Tower as seen from Gae Aulenti Square. 

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