Unicredit Tower is the city's tallest building
|Antenna spire||231 metres (758 ft)|
|Roof||146 metres (479 ft)|
|Floor area||25,000 m2 (270,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
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. 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.
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. 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|
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