The new district Porta Nuova in Milan Contemporary
Launched in 2009, the urban renewal plan covered the area between Porta Garibaldi, the Isola neighborhood and the former railway station of Porta Nuova, also called "the Varese" because the terminus for trains from Novara, Gallarate and Varese It was decommissioned in the early 60's and replaced the current Porta Garibaldi station. The project - which involved an international renowned architects pool - has redesigned the area providing a complex of buildings with various functions: tertiary, commercial and residential. It unites the different areas a pedestrian system composed of green areas, squares, bridges and bike paths. Among the most significant buildings, the complex of towers that overlook Piazza Gae Aulenti - including one that houses the offices of Unicredit, the highest in Italy - the Diamond Tower between Viale della Liberazione and Via Galilei, and the Vertical Forest , two residential towers with planted terraces that rise in Isola district between via De Castillia and via Confalonieri.
Porta Garibaldi and nightlife
northern access point to the city, the port is located at the center of Piazza XXV Aprile and was designed by the architect Giacomo Moraglia between 1826 and 1828. The current neoclassical arch, originally dedicated to Francis I of Austria to commemorate the his visit to Milan in 1825, was later named after Giuseppe Garibaldi for the victory achieved in San Fermo (1859) against the Austrians. The axis which includes the course Garibaldi, Piazza XXV Aprile and short course Como has seen over the years the opening of numerous local and has proven itself as one of the centers of Milan's nightlife.