Torre Velasca

Torre Velasca information

Milan , Italy
Piazza Velasca
Getting there
Metro: Missori
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Studio BBPR’s 1958 skyscraper outdoes 1980s Memphis in the postmodern quoting stakes. The top-heavy tower camply tilts at Castello Sforzesco and the Duomo’s lovely buttresses. Slightly sinister, ever so sci-fi and cleverly maximising use of available footprint, it’s Lombard to the core. Sadly, apart from the foyer, it’s currently as unbreachable as the medieval fortresses it emulates.