The Pirelli
skyscraper
turns 601960
/2020

A story in five acts,
from industrial culture to the institutional
activities of Lombardy Region

I dream of a Milan made by my fellow architects. I certainly don't want a Milan made up of low houses with one skyscraper here, one there, another there and another there. It would be like a mouth with some long teeth and some short ones. Skyscrapers are beautiful if they’re set side by side, like islands. What I say is not a dream, I say what will be in the future. But for us in Milan, God did nothing. Nothing at all. So it is up to us to make Milan a beautiful city. It is a question of creation. That's why architects who adore Milan, like all Milanese, just want to be able to create, to build.

Gio Ponti

SKYSCRAPER
STORIES

The 60th Anniversary of the Pirellone, from the World of Industry to the Institutional Activities of Lombardy Region
edited by Pirelli Foundation and Alessandro Colombo
prefaces by Attilio Fontana, Alessandro Fermi and
Marco Tronchetti Provera
essays by Antonio Calabrò, Alessandro Colombo, Laura Riboldi
with a contribution by Piero Bassetti

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A STORY
IN FIVE ACTS
From industrial culture to the institutional
activities of Lombardy Region

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