Act II

THE INTERIORS,
THE DESIGN,
AND WORK
IN THE SKYSCRAPER

The calculation of the relationship between space and work is a decisive factor in the Skyscraper’s design. The interiors would be designed on very modern principles; the offices would be equipped with new furniture, air conditioning, indirect lighting and sound insulation. In these ways the Pirelli Skyscraper was able to sustain, support and envisage new ways of experiencing work for the new Italy on the move.

The calculation of the relationship between space and work is a decisive factor in the Skyscraper’s design. Some of these concepts, the basis of the project, are also found in the report of the Pirelli board of directors of 1955. “The location, flanking the station and almost at the head of the new Business Centre, as well as the type of high-rise tower, ensure a presentation value that will be combined, given its constructional characteristics

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People step in and out of the lifts on the different floors, with office workers and other employees, officials, engineers, senior managers, occasionally exchanging greetings. They are all part of this little vertical city, this famous little city, all rather proud at being citizens of the famous Skyscraper

Dino Buzzati, 1970

From "Capitani d’industria", 1963

by permission of Fondazione Cineteca Italiana

From "Capitani d’industria", 1963

by permission of Fondazione Cineteca Italiana

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