Torre Velasca
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Architect Belgiojoso, Peressutti and Rogers
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Location Milan, Italy
Date 1957 to 1960   timeline
Building Type mixed use tower
 Construction System skyscraper, reinforced concrete
Climate mediterranean
Context urban
Style Brutalist Modern
Notes Overhanging upper stories reminiscent of the old fortress palazzos.
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Sources on Torre Velasca

Roberto Aloi. Nouve Architetture a Milano. Milano: Ulrico Hoepli Editore, 1959. NA1121.M6A7. detail plan drawing of office window frames, p32. transverse section drawing, p35. longitudinal section drawing, p35. typical offices floor plan drawing, p34. ground floor plan drawing, p34. site plan drawing, p28.

Heinrich Klotz. History of Post-Modern Architecture. exterior photo, p98.

John Julius Norwich, ed. Great Architecture of the World. London: Mitchell Beazley Publishers, 1975. exterior photo, p243. Reprint edition: Da Capo Press, April 1991. ISBN 0-3068-0436-0. — An accessible, inspiring and informative overview of world architecture, with lots of full-color cutaway drawings, and clear explanations. Available at Amazon.com

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. more detailed exterior photos, with some street context, p214. — Available at Amazon.com

Manfredo Tafuri, Francesco Dal Co. Modern Architecture/2. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1976. color photo of exterior, plate XLI.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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