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Address: Piazza Velasca, 5, Milan, Italy

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Architecture of the 50s

No need to get near it (and it is under repair now), better view when seen from some distance, e.g. Duomo roof.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2013
Aleksandr S
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Lithuania
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Boston, Massachusetts
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220 reviews 220 reviews
149 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Just could not be worse: the ugliest architecture possible. How someone came up with an idea to make this gloomy eyesore a neighbor of magnificent Milan Cathedral is beyond my understanding. It does not remind a medieval castle at all...I am seriously hoping that the time will come and it will be demolished.

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Lithuania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

No need to get near it (and it is under repair now), better view when seen from some distance, e.g. Duomo roof.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I think it is an interesting building. Maybe not the most beautyful in Milan, but it is special kind of architecture.

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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Not sure why this is even listed as a place to visit. It's an office / apartment building. I used to work in one of the offices in this building. Nothing to see here.

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Milan, Italy
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

It's one of the most famous building in Milan. Honestly I hate it, it's ugly and this year it has been elected as one of theugliest buildings in the world (finally).

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Pero, Italy
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147 reviews 147 reviews
50 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Torre Velasca can't be accused of being pretty or elegant. It's a 300-odd-foot mushroom-shaped skyscraper (pretty tall by local standards), which was designed and built in the Fifties by a group of architects who were fascinated by the shape of medieval castles. Look at the lower half of the central tower of Castello Sforzesco and you'll see the resemblance. The... More 

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Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Not much to see in this ugly tower that's supposed to be inspired by medieval Tuscan towers.

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