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20 July 2011

PIRELLI TOWER

The Pirelli(world 5th largest tyre manufacture) tower,by the architect Gio Ponti and Pier Luigi Nervi.Began in 1956 and ended in 1960 was the tallest building in the country for over 50 years before "palazzo lombardia" was built.It became not only a symbol for Milan but also of the national economic "boom".Known worldwide  as one of the most elegant building ever,the Pirelli tower was the inspiration for many others famous tower,one for all the famous MetLife Building (Pan Am) in NYC

15 comments:

Fashionistable said...

Thank you for the history and the pic. My youngest sister worked for Pirelli for a while. Xxxx

Sharon said...

It is an attractive building and I can see a resemblance to the MetLife building.

Cloudia said...

A wold class building!



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Luis Gomez said...

This is a great shot of a wonderful and iconic building!

Alina F. said...

Great picture!The tower looks amazing!Love the details: the wire and the track left by the plane!

Ken Mac said...

You're one to talk!!

Halcyon said...

I love photos from this angle. :)

Amy Creyer said...

This reminds me of the photo I just took of the Willis (sears) tower!

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tHis is Belgium said...

great shot

arabesque said...

i like the modern details of the bldg. particularly its grid like pattern.
wonderful foto MilanB. ^0^

the nyanzi report said...

a symbol of economic success.

The Cat Hag said...

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this photo is that this building looks so solid, and totally unshake-able even in an earthquake! ;)


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Chanok S. said...

What a cool history! Thanks for good information. When I look at this building I feel like this is a strong man who have a classic style :)

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

very cool. making a me a little dizzy though ;)

Cassy said...

Thanks for sharing the history of that huge tall and beautiful building. Great shot.

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