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The Tallest Building in Italy

There’s a lot on interest in tall buildings at the moment.  The opening today of the 2,684 feet high Dubai Tower, which is now officially the world’s tallest building, is attracting considerable attention.

Do you know what the tallest building in Italy is?

Dubai Tower
Dubai Tower on the horizon

What with all this interest in tall buildings and the world’s highest skyscrapers, I thought it would be interesting to discover how Italy measures up on the tall buildings front.

It turns out that Italy has quite a way to go to compete with the Dubai Tower.  Quite a long way, actually.

If you’d like to find out what the tallest building in Italy is, and where it can be found, then read on, curious reader.

Technically, the tallest building in Italy today can be found in Naples – and it is the Torre Telecom Italia which is 129 metres (423 feet) in height.  This 33 floor structure, however, is about to be beaten by a building in Milan, which is already being listed as Italy’s tallest building on Wikipedia.

Telecom Tower Naples
Telecom Tower Naples

Italy’s Tallest Building – the Lombardy Region Headquarters Building

Italy's tallest building
Italy's tallest building, Milan, Italy

The successor to the Italy’s Tallest Building title will be 161 metres (528 feet) high with 39 floors, and it will house  Lombardy regional council personnel.  However, at a measly 161 metres, it’s not much of a threat to the record breaking 818 metres of the cloud tickling Dubai Tower.

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Other tall buildings are on Italy’s horizon though, twenty seven of them, including one which will snatch the Italy’s tallest building title from the Lombardy council skyscraper – I Dritto – the Straight (or maybe ‘upstanding’ would be a better translation).

Il Dritto

The height of Milan’s new Il Dritto building will certainly not have the Dubai Tower quaking to its very foundations, as it will stand at a mere 220 metres (721 feet).

Buildings over 100 metres in Italy

At present there are 23 buildings in Italy which equal or exceed 100 metres (328 feet), although another 27 are in the pipeline, with four new Italian skyscrapers destined to reach 170 metres into the sky and beyond.

Would you live on the top floor of the Dubai Tower? Imagine if the elevator breaks down!  Anyone like base jumping?!

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Dubai Tower by Nauticalnonsense on Wikipedia

Grattacieli in ItaliaSkyscrapers in Italy – Wikipedia entry in Italian

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