Thursday, November 18, 2010

Torre Velasca

Yes, it's somebody's home AND somebody's workplace....More......

The Torre Velasca--planned by the BBPR studio (Belgioioso-Banfi-Peressuti-Rogers) in the early 1950s, but completed in 1958--was Milan's first significant post-WWII structure and first "skyscraper" (though it has only 25 stories, it's height limited by a city ordinance in effect until recently that prohibited buildings taller than the "Madonnina," the beloved image of the Madonna on the tallest pinnacle of the Duomo).

The narrower part below is where the offices are. The apartments are in the larger part, above.

It's not easy to photograph from nearby because the Piazza Velasca is relatively small, and enclosed by buildings.

I snapped this photograph on the 14th of August, 2004, at about 6:15 P.M.

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