The modernisation work of the famous Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) at Porta Garibaldi has been completed under the patronage of Milan City Council and in association with the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and Gruppo FS Italiane railway authorities.
Dating back to 1964 and once upon a time an anonymous water reservoir on the site of the important FS Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station, the Tower was first renovated ahead of the football World Cup held in Italy in 1990, a project that turned a downtrodden public works into a highly recognisable urban beacon.
Since then, the Torre Arcobaleno has been a highly significant building for the city, a distinctive symbol of Milan’s colour and creativity, and has gradually become known as a major landmark.
The partner firms in the renovation project were Bazzea – B Construction Technology, Condor, Fila Solutions, Mapei and Marazzi.
Now as then, in 1990, the project was prepared and the works organised by the Architecture Division of the Milan firm Original Designers 6R5 Network.
The Torre Arcobaleno forms part of the Wonderline project by Original Designers 6R5 Network, which has been running for a number of years, linking initiatives in the world of art and architecture with the theme of Colour.
The renovation – all the costs of which were met by the project’s partner companies and architects – is a gift to Milan and the millions of visitors it is welcoming during Expo 2015. The works were completed in just 71 days, employing 37 workers.