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List of tallest buildings in Italy

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

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 completed and topped out buildings

Rank Photo Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year built Notes
1 Unicredit Tower Milan 231 758 35 2011 Roof: 146 m + Spire: 85 m.
2 CityLife - Il Dritto Milan 207 679 50 2014 Topped-out. Roof: 207 m + Spire: 40 m.
3 Torre Intesa Sanpaolo Turin 167 548 39 2013 Topped-out.
4 Palazzo Lombardia Milan 161 528 43 2010 Tallest building in Italy when considering height to roof[2][3][4] and the number of floors.
5 Torre Eurosky Rome 155 508 35 2012 Roof: 120 m + Spire: 35 m.
6 Torre Pontina Latina 151 495 37 2010 Roof: 128 m + Spire: 23 m.
7 Torre Solaria Milan 143 469 37 2013
8 Torre Diamante Milan 140 459 30 2012 Tallest steel building in Italy.[5]
9 Torre Telecom Italia Naples 129 423 33 1995
10 Unipol Tower Bologna 127 417 33 2012
11 Pirelli Tower Milan 127 417 31 1960 Renovated in 2005.
12 Torre Enel 1 Naples 122 400 33 1990
13 Torre Enel 2 Naples 122 400 33 1990
14 Torre Europarco Rome 120 394 35 2012
15 Torre Saverio Naples 118 387 34 1990
16 Torre Francesco Naples 118 387 34 1990
17 Condominio Marinella II Cesenatico 118 387 35 1958 Renovated in 2009.
18 Torre Breda Milan 117 384 30 1954 Renovated in 2009.
19 Torre del Consiglio Regionale Campania Naples 115 377 29 1992
20 Bosco Verticale Torre E Milan 111 364 24 2014 Topped-out.
21 Crystal Palace Brescia 110 361 30 1990
22 Torri del Tribunale di Napoli A Naples 110 361 29 1991
23 Torre Galfa Milan 109 358 28 1959
24 Matitone Genoa 109 358 26 1992
25 Torre Littoria Turin 109 358 21 1934 Roof: 87 m + Spire: 22 m.
26 Torre Piacentini Genoa 108 354 31 1940
27 Torre Velasca Milan 106 348 26 1958 Awaiting renovation.[6]
28 Torre Hines - Cesar Pelli B Milan 105 344 23 2011 [7]
29 Torre San Vincenzo Genoa 105 344 27 1968
30 World Trade Center Genoa 102 335 25 1992
31 Ambassador's Palace Hotel Naples 101 331 33 1957
32 Torre Garibaldi A Milan 100 328 25 1994 Renovated in 2010.[8]
33 Torre Garibaldi B Milan 100 328 25 1992 Renovated in 2010.[8]
34 Grattacielo di Rimini Rimini 100 328 27 1960

Tallest buildings under construction

Piedmont Region Headquarters under construction
Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Notes
Piedmont Region Headquarters Turin 209 686 41
CityLife - Lo Storto Milan 175[9] 574 45
CityLife - Il Curvo Milan 160[10] 524 35
Torre s3a-s3b Parco scientifico tecnologico Genoa 140 459 40
Grattacielo Pp1 Padua 108 354
Torre Solea Milan 100 328
Comparto 2 Genoa 100 328
Verona Porta Sud Verona 100 328
Torre Materferro Turin 100 328

Timeline of tallest buildings

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Terrazza Martini Tower, Genoa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ La nuova Sede della Regione aperta al pubblico per la prima volta.
  3. ^ Palazzo Lombardia, al via il trasloco - Milano
  4. ^ "Notizie e curiosità su palazzo Lombardia". Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  5. ^ La Torre diamante di Milano - Ingegneri.info
  6. ^ Operazione Velasca: Ligresti mette in vendita la Torre disegnata da Banfi, Belgioioso, Peressutti e Rogers - Il Sole 24 ORE
  7. ^ http://www.pcparch.com/#/projects/new-work/porta-nuova-garibaldi-towers-a-b-c//
  8. ^ a b Risanamento conservativo delle Torri Garibaldi
  9. ^ "Con i suoi 170 metri, Torre Hadid è uno dei tre alti edifici che rendono inconfondibile la piazza al centro di CityLife", CityLife Official website
  10. ^ "La Torre, progettata da Daniel Libeskind e alta circa 150 metri, potrà ospitare uffici direzionali o in alternativa un complesso residenziale", CityLife Official website
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