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Address: Piazza Velasca, 5, Milan, Italy

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Grotesque Landmark!

This mushroom-like shaped skyscraper was built between 1956-58 and is located in the historical center of Milan. It's 106 m tall with 26 floors and is a modern interpretation of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
T-Bird1974
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This mushroom-like shaped skyscraper was built between 1956-58 and is located in the historical center of Milan. It's 106 m tall with 26 floors and is a modern interpretation of a Lombard style medieval castle tower. The hideous looking structure apparently satisfied the space requirements for a building that served the needs of a mixed commercial & residential function at... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Not something that can be avoided whilst in Milan. Greeted to this eyesore each morning from my room in Uptown Palace Hotel. Only saving grace was if we were lost we could look for this on the skyline and find ourway back to the hotel.

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Thank paulkay62
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Every city has a carbuncle building and this is Milans! Milan is such a beautiful city and I cannot understand why this was ever built......... We saw this from both the bus tour and from the Duomo rooftop. This cannot be visited as it is a residential building.

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Thank sarahpWiltshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Certificates of its architects should be revoked!.. Could be the ugliest structure ive ever seen. Eye irritation may occur, if happens seek medical help..

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Thank doras09
Bucharest, Romania
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1,316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 February 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 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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1 Thank Aleksandr S
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 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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Thank Karel_Jelinek
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 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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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 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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