The tower complex designed by architect César Pelli, part of the Porta Nuova project, near corso Como and Garibaldi station, is made up of three sustainable buildings made of glass and steel, surrounding the round square Piazza Gae Aulenti. The square has a 100 m (328 ft) diameter and it’s entirely pedestrian, 6 m (20 ft) above the road level. The three buildings surround the square.
The highest building is the 32-storey UniCredit tower: it is 231 m high (146 m, plus an 85 m spire) thus being the highest skyscraper of Italy and the twentieth of Europe. The 22-storey tower B is 100 m high (328 ft), while the 12-storey tower C is 70 m high (230 ft). The designing of the project was led by real estate company Hines Italia.
The Torre Unicredit is the headquarters of UniCredit Bank and it was inaugurated on 11 February 2014 by the chief of the bank and politicians. The northern façade of the sinuous building is entirely glazed while the southern façade has sun-breakers. The spiral spire of the UniCredit tower, reminds us of the great spire of the Duomo: it is 85 m high (280 ft) and covered with LED lights that change colour depending on the occasion.