Central Station, Piazza Duca d'Aosta, Milan: the train canopy and one of the platform atria

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RIBApix ref no RIBA40070
Architect/DesignerFava, Alberto (fl.1925-1931)
Stacchini, Ulisse (1871-1947)
Artist/PhotographerORCH Orsenigo-Chemollo
Subject Date1931
Image Date2004
MediumDigital image
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 and the great steel canopies over the platforms engineered by Alberto Fava. The station was inaugurated in 1931.

Subject tags

steel, canopies, stone, railway stations, atria