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Address: Piazza Velasca, 5, Milan, Italy

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Strange building

A strange building that can be seen from the terrace of the Dome.As I know is just an appartment building,it can't be visited.Not beautiful nor ugly.Just unusual.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A strange building that can be seen from the terrace of the Dome.As I know is just an appartment building,it can't be visited.Not beautiful nor ugly.Just unusual.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Piazza Velasca, 5, Milan, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan

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