List of tallest buildings in Italy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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 buildings to architectural detail[edit]

This list includes the +100 m tallest completed and topped out buildings in the country. Official heights include spires but exclude communications masts and antennae.

Rank Building Location Height Stories Year Architect Notes
1 UniCredit Tower A Milan 231 35 2012 Cesar Pelli The tower is ranking as eighth in the Emporis 2012, that rewards skyscrapers for excellence in their aesthetic and functional design.[2] It's tall 162 m without the spire.
2 Regione Piemonte Headquaters Turin 209 47 2015 Massimiliano Fuksas
3 Il Dritto Milan 207 50 2015 Arata Isozaki It's tall 242 m with the antenna.
4 Intesa SanPaolo Bank Tower Turin 167 38 2015 Renzo Piano
5 Palazzo Lombardia Milan 161 39 2010 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners The building won the 2012 International Architecture Award for the best new global design.[3]
6 Eurosky Tower Rome 155 35 2012 Franco Purini
7 Solaria Tower Milan 143 37 2013 Arquitectonica Tallest residential building in Italy.
8 Diamond Tower Milan 140 30 2012 Kohn Pederson Fox
9 Saint Peter's Basilica Rome 136 Largest church in the world.
10 Telecom Italia Tower Naples 129 33 1995 Corrado Beguinot
11 Torre Pontina Latina 128 37 2010 different architects
12 Pirelli Tower Milan 127 32 1958 Giò Ponti Tallest building in EU, 1958/1966. Tallest building in Italy, 1958/1995. The building has been a model for MetLife Building in New York City and Alpha Tower in Birmingham. On the 18th of April 2002, a light airplane crashed into the 25th floor. Restoration work completed in 2005.
13 Unipol Tower Bologna 125 33 2012 Studio Open Project
14 = Torre Enel 1 Naples 123 36 1996 different architects
14 = Torre Enel 2 Naples 123 36 1996 different architects
15 Europarco Tower Rome 120 35 2012 Studio Transit
16 = Torre Francesco Naples 118 36 1990
16 = Torre Saverio Naples 118 36 1990
16 = Grattacielo di Cesenatico Cesanatico 118 35 1958 Eugenio Berardi
17 Torre Breda Milan 117 30 1954 Luigi Mattioni
18 Florence Cathedral Florence 116 1471 different architects
19 Campania Regional Council Tower Naples 115 28 1995 Corrado Beguinot
20 Cathedral's Bell Tower Mortegliano 113 1955 Andrea Scala
21 Torrazzo Cremona 112 XIII-XIV century
22 Bosco Verticale E Milan 111 27 2014 Stefano Boeri The building won the 2014 International Highrise Award.[4] The building is the first model of vertical densification of nature within a city. It hosts 900 trees and over 2,000 plants that are distributed on the facades. On flat land, each Vertical forest equals, in amount of trees, an area equal o 7000 sqm of forest.
23 = Crystal Palace Brescia 110 30 1990 Bruno Fedrigolli
23 = New Law Courts A Naples 110 30 1995 Corrado Beguinot
23 = New Law Courts B Naples 110 30 1995 Corrado Beguinot
24 = Il Matitone Genoa 109 26 1992 Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
24 = Torre Littoria Turin 109 21 1934 Armando Melis de Villa The building is 87 m height without the spire.
25 = Torre San Vincenzo Genoa 108 23 1940 Marcello Piacentini
25 = Milan Cathedral Milan 108 It is the 3rd largest church in the world after St. Peter's Basilica and the Seville Cathedral.[5][6]
26 Torre Velasca Milan 106 26 1958 BBPR The building is the BBPR's answer against the polemic of the International Style in 1954. The tower design is inspired by the Milan Cathedral and Sforza Castle.
27 = Torre Società Cattolica Assicurazioni Naples 105 30 1958
27 = Telecom Italia Tower Genoa 105 21 1960 Melchiorre Brega
28 Bestat 1 Taranto 103 25 1977 Lugi Piccinato
29 WTC Genoa Genoa 102 28 1992 Piero Gambacciani
30 = Ambassador's Palace Hotel Naples 100 33 1957
30 = Garibaldi Tower A Milan 100 25 1992 Laura Lazzari
30 = Garibaldi Tower B Milan 100 25 1992 Laura Lazzari
30 = Comparto 2 Genoa 100 23 1992 Piero Gambacciani
30 = UniCredit Tower B Milan 100 22 2012 Cesar Pelli
30 = Aria Tower Milan 100 17 2013 Arquitectonica
30 = St's Mark Campanile Venice 100 1513

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

This list includes the +100 m tallest under construction buildings in the country.

Rank Building Location Height Stories Completion Year Architect Notes
1 Lo Storto Milan 185 44 2017 Zaha Hadid
2 Il Curvo Milan 170 31 2018 Daniel Libeskind

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
Grattacielo di Cesenatico Cesenatico 118 387 35 1958-1960
Torre Breda Milan 117 384 30 1954-1958
Torre Piacentini Genoa 108 354 31 1940-1954

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terrazza Martini Tower, Genoa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Meet the world's new skyscraper". 
  3. ^ "NInternational Architecture Awards 2012". The Chicago Athenaeum. August 10, 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.architectmagazine.com/awards/bosco-verticale-wins-the-2014-international-highrise-award_o.aspx?dfpzone=news
  5. ^ And third largest after St. Peter and Cathedral of Seville. "Milano", Touring Club Italiano, Milano, 1985. ISBN 88-365-0004-8. Page 130.
  6. ^ "Duomo". Frommer's. Retrieved 2009-06-01.