Unicredit Tower

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UniCredit Tower
Unicredit Tower Milan 01.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 26,708 m2 (287,480 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Cesar Pelli
Developer Hines Italia

The UniCredit Tower[2] (Torre UniCredit) is a skyscraper in Milan, Italy. At 231 metres (758 ft), it is the tallest building in Italy. In 2009, the estimated labour cost was about €2.1 billion (US$3.15 billion), and in 2015 the infrastructure cost €2.7 billion (US$4.05 billion), a total of €4.8 billion (US$7.2 billion).

The building was designed by architect César 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.[3]

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[4] 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. Also on the evening of November 14, 2015, the spire was illuminated with the colors of the French flag in recognition of the victims of the attack at Stade de France and at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, which occurred the night before. On June 13, 2016 it was illuminated with the colors of the rainbow flag to recognize the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting in Florida.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicredit Tower". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.casa24.ilsole24ore.com/art/mercato-immobiliare/2012-12-13/ecco-come-unicredit-tower-185021.php?uuid=Abg3DpBH
  3. ^ "Meet the world's new skyscraper".
  4. ^ "IlluminaMI Natale 2013". 30 December 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  5. ^ "STRAGE DI ORLANDO: IL CORDOGLIO E GLI OMAGGI DA TUTTO IL MONDO - MAM-E". MAM-E.it (in Italian). 2016-06-14. Retrieved 2016-06-14.