Among immense palaces and famous sculptures
A stone's throw from San Babila and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, near the famous Fashion Quadrilateral, Piazza Meda is home to a large sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro that represents a solar disk. It is called Sun, or Great Disc, and plays with the contrasts between the bronze material of the statue and the grassy mantle of the flowerbed in which it is located.
Initially the work had been placed on the Ducal Square of Vigevano but later it was moved to this square chosen by Tomato. Since then, except for a short period due to work on the square, it has always remained here. A pedestrian path inside the flowerbed allows you to get closer to grasp the details.
The sculpture was made in 1980 and is surrounded by large palaces with immense doors, sequences of arcades and elegant arches. Many of them host banking institutions such as the Banca Popolare di Milano in the building designed by Giovanni Greppi in 1928. Here you will also find Casa Hoepli, home to the historic bookstore and publishing house in a 1950s building designed by Luigi Figini and Gino Pollini.