Tallest skyscrapers in Italy
Tallest skyscrapers in Italy

This lists ranks the tallest completed and topped out buildings in Italy that stand at least 100 m (330 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Only habitable building are ranked which excludes radio masts and towers, observation towers, steeples, chimneys and other tall architectural structures.

Overview

Even though it is well known for famous ancient structures, Italy curiously played a key role as precursor in the construction of the first modern skyscrapers in Europe. The history of skyscrapers in Italy began with the completion of Torrione INA in Brescia. The tower is 57 m (187 ft) high and was completed in 1932.[1] Torre Piacentini (63 m) in Genoa was the tallest high rise building in Europe from 1940 to 1952 as well as the first one whose roof reached and exceeded the height of 100 metres.[2] After 1952, Italy lost the record in Europe but it continued to have the tallest buildings in the European Union until 1966, with three different skyscrapers: Torre Breda (117 m), Grattacielo di Cesenatico (118 m) and Pirelli Tower (127 m).

Italy's first business district, the Centro Direzionale, opened in 1994 in Naples. Today, there are 2 business districts in Italy, after Milan's opened in 2009. The construction of high rise buildings was interrupted in the 1970s and 1980s, and restarted from 1990 onwards, mainly in Naples and Milan, but also in Rome, Genoa and Turin. Nevertheless, only Milan and Naples have developed a skyline of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in their city centres.


Tallest completed and topped out buildings

This list includes the +100 m tallest completed and topped out buildings in the country. Official heights include spires but exclude communications masts and antennae.

Rank Photo Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year built Notes
1
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Torre Unicredit Milan 231 758 35 2011 Roof: 146 m + Spire: 85 m. Tallest building in Italy by architectural height.
2
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Allianz Tower Milan 209.2 686 50 2015 Roof: 209 m + Mast: 259 m.[3] - Italy's tallest building by roof height and by highest usable floor.
3
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Piedmont Region Headquarters Turin 209 686 42 + 2 underground 2015 Tallest building in Turin and in Piedmont region.
4
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Generali Tower Milan 191.5[4] 628 45 2016
5 Libeskind Tower Milan 175 574 34 2020
6
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Torre Intesa Sanpaolo Turin 167.25 548.7 39 2013
7
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Palazzo Lombardia Milan 161.3 528 43 2010
8 Torre Solaria Milan 143 469 37 2013 Tallest residential building in Italy.[5]
9
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Torre Diamante Milan 140 459 30 2012 Tallest steel building in Italy.[6]
10
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Torre Telecom Italia Naples 129 423 33 1995 Tallest building in Naples.
11
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Torre Pontina Latina 128 419 37 2010 Roof: 128 m + Mast: 23 m. Tallest building in the region of Lazio.
12
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Unipol Tower Bologna 127 417 33 2012 Tallest building in Bologna.
13
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Pirelli Tower Milan 127 417 31 1960 Renovated in 2005.
14
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Torre Enel 1 Naples 122 400 33 1990
15
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Torre Enel 2 Naples 122 400 33 1990
16
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Torre Gioia 22 Milan 120 403 26 2021 Topped out.
16
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Torre Eurosky Rome 120 394 35 2012 Roof: 120 m + Mast: 35 m. Tallest building in the city of Rome.
16
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Torre Europarco Rome 120 394 35 2012
19
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Condominio Marinella II Cesenatico 118 387 35 1958 Renovated in 2009.
19
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Torre Saverio Naples 118 387 34 1990
19
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Torre Francesco Naples 118 387 34 1990
22
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Torre Breda Milan 116.25 384 30 1954 Renovated in 2009.
23
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Torre del Consiglio Regionale Campania Naples 115 377 29 1992
24 Bosco Verticale - Torre E Milan 111.15 364 24 2014
25
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Crystal Palace Brescia 110 361 27 1990
25
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Torri del Tribunale di Napoli A Naples 110 361 29 1991
27
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Matitone Genoa 109 358 26 1992 Tallest building in Genoa.
27
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Torre Littoria Turin 109 358 21 1934 Roof: 87 m + Spire: 22 m.
29
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Torre Piacentini Genoa 108 354 31 1940
30
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Torre Velasca Milan 106 348 26 1958 In renovation.[7]
31
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Torre San Vincenzo Genoa 105 344 27 1968
32
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Galfa Tower Milan 103 358 28 1959 Renovated in 2019
33
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World Trade Center Genoa 102 335 25 1992
34
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Grattacielo di Rimini Rimini 100 328 27 1960
34 Torre Unicredit B Milan 100 328 23 2011 [8]
34
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Torre Garibaldi A Milan 100 328 25 1994 Renovated in 2010.[9]
34
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Torre Garibaldi B Milan 100 328 25 1992 Renovated in 2010.[9]
34
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Ambassador's Palace Hotel Naples 100 328 33
34 Torre Comparto 2 Genoa 100 328 23 2014 [10]

Timeline of tallest buildings

Photo Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Years as tallest
Unicredit Tower Milan 231 758 35 2011–present
Palazzo Lombardia Milan 161 528 43 2010-2011
Torre Telecom Italia Naples 129 423 33 1995-2010
Pirelli Tower Milan 127 417 31 1960-1995
Condominio Marinella II Cesenatico 118 387 35 1958-1960
Torre Breda Milan 117 384 30 1954-1958
Torre Piacentini Genoa 108 354 31 1940-1954
Torre Littoria Turin 87 285 19 1934-1940
Torrione INA Brescia 57 187 15 1932-1934

Buildings under construction

Rank Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Completion
1 UnipolSai Tower Milan 125 407 23 2022
2 The Skydrop Milan 120 394 20 2024
3 CityWave (west) Milan 111 364 19 2024

Approved or proposed buildings

Rank Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Status
1 Porta Susa 2nd Tower Turin 150 492 38 In project
2 a2a tower/ Torre Faro Milan 144 472 28 Approved
3 Sicily headqarters Palermo 115,6 379 25 Approved
4 Torre Botanica Milan 110 361 25 Proposed
5 Towers of the new Mestre station Venice 100 328 25 Proposed

See also

References

  1. ^ Franco Robecchi; Gian Paolo Treccani (1993). Piazza della Vittoria (in Italian). Brescia: Grafo.
  2. ^ "Terrazza Martini Tower, Genoa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Milano Tre Torri – Nuova punta per l'antenna della torre Allianz". Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  4. ^ Generali Tower - The Skyscraper Center
  5. ^ "...EDIFICIO RESIDENZIALE PIU' ALTO D'ITALIA... - Recensioni su Torre Solaria, Milano". Tripadvisor (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  6. ^ "La Torre diamante di Milano - Ingegneri.info". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  7. ^ Operazione Velasca: Ligresti mette in vendita la Torre disegnata da Banfi, Belgioioso, Peressutti e Rogers - Il Sole 24 ORE
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  9. ^ a b "Risanamento conservativo delle Torri Garibaldi". Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  10. ^ "Comparto 2 Genoa". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.