The Unicredit Tower (Torre Unicredit) is a skyscraper in Milan, Italy. With a height of 231 metres (758 ft), it is the tallest building in Italy.
The building was designed by architect Cesar Pelli and was topped out on 15 October 2011, with the attachment of its spire. The building will serve as the new headquarters of UniCredit Bank. The Unicredit Tower is part of a larger development of new residential and business structures in Milan's Porta Nuova district, near Porta Garibaldi railway station. Is eighth in the ranking Emporis 2012, that rewards skyscrapers for excellence in their aesthetic and functional design.
It has been pointed out that the nearby Palazzo Lombardia, at 161 metres, is still the tallest building in Italy as judged by its highest usable floor. The Unicredit Tower's height includes a dramatic spire of approximately 84 metres. The spire's LED lights can change colour in particular days like the flag of Italy's colours during the Italian national day Festa della Repubblica.
Italy’s and perhaps the world’s capital of fashion and design, Milano is home to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which is possibly the world’s oldest shopping mall. The city is currently undergoing an architectural renaissance, which will culminate in a new skyline for the Expo 2015, which will be hosted in Milano. Visitors can take advantage of an extensive public transportation system, which includes metro, buses, trolleys and trams.