Unicredit Tower

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UniCredit Tower
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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
Opened 2012
Owner UniCredit
Antenna spire 231 metres (758 ft)
Roof 146 metres (479 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 31 (tallest of the three towers)
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. At 231 metres (758 ft), it is the tallest building in Italy.

The building was designed by architect Cesar Pelli and reached its full height on 15 October 2011 when the spire was attached. The building is the headquarters of UniCredit, Italy's largest bank by assets, and 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 ranked eighth in the Emporis 2012, that rewards skyscrapers for excellence in their aesthetic and functional design.[2]

The nearby Palazzo Lombardia, at 161 metres, is still the tallest building in Italy if ranked by highest usable floor. The Unicredit Tower's height includes a dramatic spire of approximately 84 meters.[3] 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.