Milan’s modern district
City Life is the most innovative urban and commercial district of Milan, created for EXPO 2015. Together with the Isola-Porta Nuova skyscrapers, the new Tre Torri (Three Towers) district has contributed to the creation of one of Europe’s most elegant skylines. Clearly visible from Corso Sempione and other areas of the city, the three skyscrapers bear the signature of great names in modern architecture: lo Storto also known as the Generali Tower by Zaha Hadid; il Dritto, also known as the Allianz Tower by Arata Isozaki, is the second tallest building in Italy (after the Unicredit Tower) and with its antenna on the roof it is the tallest building in Milan; il Curvo or Pwc Tower was designed by Daniel Libeskind.
The Towers and the luxurious residences that are part of the complex are surrounded by a large, well-kept public park. The park is overlooked by the Palazzo delle Scintille, built in 1923, and two Art Nouveau buildings, evidence of the previous layout of the area.
CityLife includes a major shopping centre and an open-air art trail entitled Artline, consisting of over 20 works designed as permanent installations.
Fun fact: on 22 November 2015, a copy of the Madonnina was hoisted on top of the Allianz Tower, il Dritto, in accordance with Milan's bylaws, which stipulate that the beloved statue, symbol of the city, must be placed by right on the roof of the tallest building in the city.