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SKYSCRAPER TO BE BUILT IN VENICE ACCORDING TO SKY ITALIA

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The Italian all-news channel SkyTg24 has reported that the mayor of Venice has signed a deal with a renowned architect , whose project is to build a skyscraper in Venice .The work should start in 2014, skytg24 reports.
Of course skyscrapers are not new to Italy. Milan has got many skyscrapers, the most famous of which - Grattacielo Pirelli alias Pirellone- was built in 1958 and the highest (Palazzo Lombardia ) was built in 2010 ( and some new skyscrapers are being built in the city and should be completed before the Milan 2015 Expo ) Naples also has skyscrapers and so does Turin.
Some time ago there were talks about building skyscrapers around Rome , but the idea was not welcomed by many ( the skyscrapers would have been higher than the St Peters Dome and would have changed the Rome skyline altogether.
The new skyscraper in London, however (which is now the highest in the UK and Europe) was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piani.
As far as the skyscraper which is to be built in Venice starting from 2014 is concerned, skytg24 says that it will host hotels, restaurants as well as fashion events and that it will offer a view on the whole city and Laguna.
I was a bit startled by the news because , while skyscrapers are absoultely normal in Milan, it's a bit weird to me that there should be one in Venice, of all places, what do you think ?It would be interesting to listen to the opinion of Fodorites. (I'm Italian,so I don't count)

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