Unicredit Tower

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UniCredit Tower
Unicredit Tower (Milan) at evening.jpg
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
Height
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 Allianz Tower, at 209 metres (686 ft), is still the tallest building in Italy if ranked by highest usable floor.

Spire[edit]

It is entirely covered with led, the spire in addition to having a constant night lighting, can take on different colors depending on the recurrence: during the Christmas season of 2013 was lit green to represent a Christmas tree[3] or on the night between 14 and 15 June 2014 was illuminated in red to celebrate the 150 years of Italian Red Cross. One of the usual combinations is Italian flag. Inoltre la sera del 14 novembre 2015 la sua guglia era illuminata con i colori della bandiera francese per ricordare le vittime dell'attentato allo Stade de France e al Teatro Bataclan di Parigi, avvenuto la sera prima. Il 13 Giugno 2016 è stata illuminata con i colori della bandiera arcobaleno per ricordare le 49 vittime della strage di Orlando in Florida. [4]

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