The Torre Velasca is a skyscraper built in 1950s by the BBPR architectural partnership, in Milan, Italy. BBPR is an acronym from the name of its designers, Gian Luigi Banfi, Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti, at the time of the construction of the Torre Velasca, Banfi was already dead. The tower, approximately 100 metres tall, has a peculiar and it stands out in the city skyline, made of domes, buildings and other towers. Its structure recalls the Lombard tradition, made of medieval fortresses and towers, in such fortresses, the lower parts were always narrower, while the higher parts propped up by wooden boards or stone beams. As a consequence, the shape of building is the result of a modern interpretation of the typical Italian medieval castle. At the same time, BBPR in this building satisfied the needs of space, narrower surfaces on the ground, wider. The town planning laws, then, imposed specific volumes, in this tower, the tower during construction, seen from the Duomo of Milan. Photo by Paolo Monti The tower is located in the city centre of Milan, Italy, near the Duomo, one of the exits of the Missori metro station is located right in front of it. Photo by Paolo Monti List of buildings in Milan
Torre Velasca seen from the roof of Duomo
Details of the scaffolds and armor of the concrete during construction, photographed by Paolo Monti in 1956.