Velasca Tower, one of the most famous artistic symbols of Milan, stands between Corso di Porta Romana and Piazza Missori. Designed and constructed in 1957 by architects Ludovico Belgioioso, Enrico Peressutti and Ernesto Nathan Rogers, the skyscraper is mushroom shaped in order to give an aspect similar to medieval towers, typical of the period of the Sforza Family.
It was named after Fernandez Velasco, the Spanish governor, to whom the Place was dedicated in the seventeenth century. The building has twenty-six floors: the first eighteen floors house stores and offices, the last eight floors are occupied by apartments. Velasca Tower with its unusual design impacting on Milanese skyline has always been raising opposing opinions by art critics.