Central Station, Piazza Duca d'Aosta, Milan: lateral view of the entrance facade

RIBApix ref no RIBA40063
Architect/DesignerStacchini, Ulisse (1871-1947)
Artist/PhotographerORCH Orsenigo-Chemollo
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Subject Date1931
Image Date2004
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit ORCH Chemollo / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The competition for the construction of this new terminus to replace the old central station (1864) was won in 1912 by architect Ulisse Stacchini. Construction proceeded very slowly after World War I and the project kept changing and becoming more complex. Mussolini, on becoming Prime Minister, wanted the station to represent the power of the Fascist regime, hence its monumental proportions. The station was inaugurated in 1931.

Subject tags

railway stations, fountains, statues