Cool Glass-Vaulted Arches of the Galleria in Milan

Galleria is located in Milan, a very unique place and people also called it “Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II.” It is a street with glass covering that connects La Scala and the Duomo with its popular areas all over the world, these two places are the most popular landmarks in Italy. The street has been popular as a landmark from its cast iron roof and the arching glass that cover the entire street.

In fact Galleria is a double arcade located in the center of Milan. Two arcades with glass vault are supported by columns and intersecting in an octagon. This architectural work has some practical reasons especially the structure that not only look impressive but also filled with clear ornaments. Everything from filth, noise, and weather is not going to influence the entire street is protected. Name Galleria is taken from the first king of the Italian Kingdom, Vittorio Emanuele II. The work started between 1865 and 1877 by Giuseppe Mengoni and designed in 1861.

The street has two entrances, the first is located at Piazza del Duomo and the other at Piazza della Scala, also connect two popular landmarks. The uniform and the cohesive look is maintained because this place is a commercial area so an ignisia must be visible in all black background for all commercial activities. 353 tons of iron used for the skeleton and the vault of the arch itself is 32 meters in height. The height of the octagonal roof is 47 meters. Some old restaurants and former shops are available inside the Galleria. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and other luxury shops are also featured within.

 

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