Built in 1956-1958, Pirelli Tower instantaneously became the symbol both of Milan and Italy’s economic and business progress. 127 meters (417 ft) high, and designed in 1950 by architect Gio Ponti helped by Pier Luigi Nervi and Arturo Danusso, it was Alberto Pirelli, president of Pirelli company who ordered the construction Pirelli Tower was also source of inspiration for the realization of the Pan Am Building (now MetLife Building) in New York and Alpha Tower in Birmingham.
With a height of 231 meters (758 ft), UniCredit Tower is one of the tallest skyscrapers you can find in Italy. Designed by architect Cesar Pelli in 2011, it is the headquarters of UniCredit Bank and it’s part of the development and requalification of the new business area, known as Porta Nuova district. It boasts a spire reaching towards the sky of about 84 meters with LED lights, which can change color.