The Lombardy region has new premises in Pirellone Bis close to the Central station. Measuring 161.3 m in height, the new structure is the tallest building in Italy. It is open to the public until 31 January while the official opening is scheduled to take place after the regional elections in March and once further site evaluations and checks have been carried out. The president of the republic Giorgio Napolitano has been invited to cut the ribbon.

Located in Via Melchiorre Gioia, Pirelloni Bis has taken two years to build and will bring under one roof 2,000 employees of the Lombardy region who are currently working in 31 different locations. The structure will complement the world-renowned Pirelli skyscraper, commonly known as Pirellone, until now one of the symbols of Milan, which stands a few hundred meters away in the southwest corner of Piazza Duca d