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Pirelli Tower
Grattacielo Pirelli

Via Fabio Filzi, 22
Milan Italy

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1955
  Finished1958
Floor Count32
Basement Floors2
Building Uses
 - office
 - communication
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete (plain)
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire417 ft
to top railing
Roof407 ft
to roof deck
Main roof387 ft
to balcony level
Top floor370 ft
to top floor deck

Description
• Architect: Gio Ponti.
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• Construction started on July 1956 and ended on 2 August 1958. Ceremonies of launch occupancy took on 4 April 1960.

• It was named as the Headquarters of Pirelli Company, once operating in building, a large Italian manufacturer of tires and cables. Furhter, was purchased in 1978 by the Region of Lombardia (Lombardy). It is now the region's main administration building, housing 1750 government workers including Regional Counsellors and the President.

• The Pirelli Building was the first skyscraper in the world to use a 25m long-span frame structure, and it was Italy's first skyscraper, still one of tallest.

• On the April 18th, 2002, a bi-propelled Piper plane crashed into the 24th and 25th floors of building. The pilot apparently had lost control over the plane. The pilot along with two office workers died.

• Appears in the opening scene of the film "La Notte", directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.

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