ITALY NEWS

Going vertical

(issue no. 123/2010 / May 20, 2010)

Rome is looking to the future with the construction of the city's first skyscraper, the Eurosky Tower, to be built in the city's EUR district. Inspired by Italy's many medieval towers, the 120-meter, 28-story building will be used for residences. The Eurosky Tower, due for completion within the next 18 months, will be not only one of Italy's tallest buildings, but also entirely self-sustaining, with solar panels and biofuel power systems as well as channels for rain water to feed office plants and flowers. The new tower, however, will not be higher than St. Peter's Basilica, which is 136 metres high.

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