The building that now houses the newspaper 'Corriere della Sera' founded in 1876, was designed in 1903-04 by Luca Beltrami, an art historian, architect and one of the founders of the newspaper which he edited for a while. Subsequently heightened by Luigi Repossi and expanded in 1960-65 by Alberto Rosselli with the rotary press building in the direction of San Marco, the building replaced its original Eclectic style with a more sober and essential look. Characterised by the use of innovative construction techniques such as reinforced concrete, it is a simple rectangle in shape with a plastered brick front, and wide low arches surrounded by classical decorations. The elegant motifs with pilasters, volutes, branches and wreaths of laurel leaves with the newspaper's monogram in the centre are all elements one of the first and most successful pieces of architecture for the services' sector in Milan.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: MM2 Moscova