Found project: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II


    Project : Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

    Language variant : Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery

    Architect : Mengoni, Giuseppe

    Completion: 1877

    Locality : Milano

    Country : Italy

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    Description :

    “Mengoni’s masterpiece and the highlight of the Piazza del Duomo complex is the covered street, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Nearly 200 meters long, stretching from the Duomo to the Piazza della Scala under a transparent vault 30 meters high, the Galleria remains the largest such covered passage in all Europe. Mengoni, unlike Antonelli, was not a structural exhibitionist. The technology used here was common by the 1860s; the prefabricated iron elements were imported from the Parisian firm of Henry Joret. Behind the stucco facades of the ground floor commercial spaces, slim iron support columns can be found. The prodigious dome that rises from the octagonal intersection at the cross axis was a novelty in the composition of the galleria building type and is one of its most appealing aspects.”

    Kirk, Terry: The Architecture of Modern Italy – Volume I: The Challenge of Tradition, 1750–1900, Princeton Architectural Press, 2005, p. 201.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski