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Torre Velasca

Address: Piazza Velasca, 5, Milan, Italy
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Ranked #295 of 378 Attractions in Milan
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
50 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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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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