Act IV

THE PIRELLONE
BECOMES THE SEAT
OF THE REGIONAL
INSTITUTIONS

The Pirellone has resolved… This term, which has now entered everyday language, reflects the building’s roots in the collective imagination, but even more its identification with the Lombardy Region.

The Pirellone has resolved… This term, which has now entered everyday language, reflects the building’s roots in the collective imagination, but even more its identification with the Lombardy Region. The forty years of the Pirelli Skyscraper as the premises of the Region, and the Executive and the Council, have meant that the architectural form is identified with the Institution.

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First session of the Lombardy Regional Council in the Pirelli Skyscraper, 2 June 1980, photo De Bellis / Fotogramma

Speech by the Dalai Lama to the Lombardy Regional Council, 1999 (ANSA Archivio Regione Lombardia)

Senator Liliana Segre visits the Pirellone accompanied by president Fontana and president Fermi, 11 February 2020 (Archivio Consiglio Regionale della Lombardia)

With the Regions the Republic had to and could become a political subject finally characterised by a true institutional pluralism. A whole in which the State is only one element: the greatest of course, but not the only one. Today we must build the new Italicity with our frame of reference no longer the geographical expression of the boot of Italy, but that of Italianness in Europe and the world

Piero Bassetti
in “Address for the celebration of the fifty years of the Lombardy Region” , 7 July 2020

First elections of the Lombardy Region

7 and 8 June 1970

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