Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The building under construction
The glass dome
A view of the shops and coffeehouses
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II at Christmas
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II from inside the arcade, c. 1880
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II's first stone
The Galleria's triumphal arch entrance
The Galleria from inside the arcade
Detail of the exedra at the exit of the gallery on Piazza della Scala
Floor mosaic

Italy's oldest active shopping gallery and a major landmark of Milan in Italy.

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A moment of the Milan Fashion Week in February 2010

Milan Fashion Week

Clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan, Italy.

Clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan, Italy.

A moment of the Milan Fashion Week in February 2010

In 2014 Greenpeace protested to demand "toxic-free fashion" by hanging signs in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Index of Italy-related articles

Alphabetical list of articles related to Italy.

Alphabetical list of articles related to Italy.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

An 1880 illustration by Samuel Thomas Gill shows Melburnians "doing the Block"

Block Arcade, Melbourne

Historic shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Historic shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

An 1880 illustration by Samuel Thomas Gill shows Melburnians "doing the Block"
The Block Arcade forms an 'L' shape around Alston's Corner.
Block Court entrance
Hopetoun Tearoom window
Detail of the mosaic tile floor
Decorative arches
Clock
Collins Street leg
Central rotunda

The design is often said to have been inspired by the 1870s Galleria Vittorio in Milan, which has a similar domed crossing, but on a much vaster scale.

Downtown Toronto from Front Street, with the CN Tower (left background), Union Station (left foreground), Simcoe Place (centre), and Fairmont Royal York (right) in view. Architecture in Toronto can be described as an eclectic combination of various architectural styles.

Architecture of Toronto

Eclectic combination of architectural styles, ranging from 19th century Georgian architecture to 21st century postmodern architecture and beyond.

Eclectic combination of architectural styles, ranging from 19th century Georgian architecture to 21st century postmodern architecture and beyond.

Downtown Toronto from Front Street, with the CN Tower (left background), Union Station (left foreground), Simcoe Place (centre), and Fairmont Royal York (right) in view. Architecture in Toronto can be described as an eclectic combination of various architectural styles.
The Toronto ravine system acted as a barrier towards development, resulting in most ravines being left close to their natural state. The ravine system had since been adopted as a central piece of Toronto's landscape.
Opened in 1889, the Don Valley Brick Works was one of several local brickworks. The abundance of clay in the area made brick a commonly used material for construction.
The Distillery District holds the largest collection of Victorian industrial architecture in North America.
Scadding Cabin, the oldest extant structure in Toronto, in Exhibition Place
Completed in 1822, Campbell House is an example of Georgian architecture popular with Toronto's elite during the time.
Popular in the 1870s, the bay-and-gable style is a Victorian residential design unique to Toronto.
In an attempt to curb suburban sprawl in the 1960s and 1970s, many suburban neighbourhoods of Toronto encouraged high density populations by mixing housing lots with apartment buildings far from the downtown core.
Modernist apartment towers of St. James Town, based on Le Corbusier's "towers in the park" concept.
Allen Lambert Galleria is an atrium that connects Sam Pollock Square with the rest of the Financial District. A neo-futuristic design by Santiago Calatrava, the atrium incorporates several buildings along the side of it.
One of the towers that make up CIBC Square, future home of CIBC
One King Street West is a hotel that incorporated a postmodern tower into the former Dominion Bank building. The original building was completed in 1914.
Interior of the Toronto Eaton Centre in 2013
The modernist design of Toronto City Hall was a result of a competition, after the original proposal was negatively received. The photo was taken in 2008.
Toronto Sign, which was installed for the 2015 Pan American Games
Designed by Frederick Cumberland using Norman and Romanesque Revival styles, University College's was completed in 1859.
Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum was designed in a Romanesque Revival style. Art Deco, Neo-Byzantine, and Deconstructive styles were later incorporated.
Completed in 1848, St. Michael's Cathedral is one of many examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Toronto.
The Royal Alexandra Theatre was completed in 1909 and is an example of Beaux-Arts style of architecture common for theatres in early 20th century British Empire.
Left: Rogers Centre with roof closed Right: Rogers Centre with roof opened
Designed in the Beaux-Art style, Union Station was completed in 1927.
Completed in 1927, Princes' Gates is a neoclassical triumphal arch.

It was designed as a multi-levelled, vaulted glass-ceiling galleria, modelled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.

Façade of the church.

San Fedele, Milan

Jesuit church in Milan, northern Italy.

Jesuit church in Milan, northern Italy.

Façade of the church.

Located in Saint Fedele Square in the centre of the city, near the Palazzo Marino, the Teatro alla Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the church was commissioned by Charles Borromeo from Pellegrino Tibaldi (1559).

A street in SoHo in New York City famous for its cast-iron facades.

Cast-iron architecture

Use of cast iron in buildings and objects, ranging from bridges and markets to warehouses, balconies and fences.

Use of cast iron in buildings and objects, ranging from bridges and markets to warehouses, balconies and fences.

A street in SoHo in New York City famous for its cast-iron facades.
Spa Colonnade in Mariánské Lázně, 1889. Nearly every element is cast iron.
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Pont Des Arts, Paris, 1804
Summer Garden fence, Saint Petersburg, 1780s
Balustrade of Palace Bridge, Berlin, 1824
Mender Chocolate Factory, Noisiel
New Orleans cast iron 'gallery', c. 1850s
Regatta Hotel 1886, Toowong, Brisbane
Close-up view of cast-iron detailing at the Ca d'Oro Building in Glasgow, Scotland, erected in 1872
Crystal Palace, London, 1851
The structure of the glass roof of Milan's Galleria, 1865–77
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Eglise St-Eugene Ste-Cecile
Pont Des Arts, Paris, 1804
Pontcysyllte aqueduct, North Wales, 1805
Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin, 1816
Commissioners House, Bermuda, 1820s
Cast iron balcony and railing, Arden House, Leamington Spa, England, 1832
Bourse de Commerce dome, Paris, 1811 (photo 1880s)
Kreuzberg Memorial, Berlin, 1821
Kitchen with palm tree cast iron columns, Royal Pavilion, Brighton, c. 1820
Sayn Foundry hall, Bendorf, Germany, 1830
Cast iron balcony, town hall, 9th arrondissement, Paris, c. 1830
St Isaac's Cathedral dome structure, c. 1838
Pevchesky Bridge, St Petersburg, 1840
Eisernes Haus, 1848, today part of Kunsthaus Graz
Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve, Paris, 1843–50
King Frederick Augustus Tower, Löbau, Germany 1852
Haughwout Building, Soho, NY, 1856-7
U.S. Capitol section, 1859
Salle Labrouste, Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1861–68
Watson's Hotel, Mumbai, 1869
Mercado Central, Santiago, Chile, 1869
Clevedon Pier, England, 1869, cast iron base structure
Sphinx bench, Victoria Embankment, London, 1877
Brighton Beach Bandstand, Brighton UK, 1884
Cast Iron building St Louis, Missouri
Cast iron fountain, Alexandra Park, Glasgow, 1901
Old cast-iron bench, Bad Kissingen, Germany
St Stephen's Bulgarian Church, Istanbul, 1898
Mikhailovsky Garden fence, St Petersburg, 1907
Lamps on Elgin Bridge (Singapore), 1929
Typical Sydney iron lace terrace houses in Woollahra, New South Wales, late 19th century

The idea spread across Europe and the United States in ever grander structures, and the largest examples had vast arched roofs in cast iron, such as the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel in Milan.

Italia's Next Top Model (season 2)

Second season of the Italian reality television show based on the American program of the same name.

Second season of the Italian reality television show based on the American program of the same name.

This week's photoshoot will take place in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, located in the very centre of Milan.

The Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence by Filippo Brunelleschi, which has the largest brick dome in the world, and is considered a masterpiece of world architecture.

Architecture of Italy

Italy has a very broad and diverse architectural style, which cannot be simply classified by period or region, due to Italy's division into various small states until 1861.

Italy has a very broad and diverse architectural style, which cannot be simply classified by period or region, due to Italy's division into various small states until 1861.

The Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence by Filippo Brunelleschi, which has the largest brick dome in the world, and is considered a masterpiece of world architecture.
The Temple of Hera Lacinia in the Valle dei Templi, Sicily
The Colosseum in Rome
The lavish mosaics in the interior of the Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
The Duomo and the Leaning Tower in the Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa
Pinnacles with statues on the roof of Milan Cathedral
The tempietto of San Pietro in Montorio, Rome
Dome of the Florence Cathedral
Courtyard of Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence
The Basilica of Superga near Turin
The Neoclassical Tempio Canoviano in Possagno
Glass roof of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan
The influential modernist Pirelli Tower in Milan
Milan Cathedral is the fourth-largest church in the world.
Palazzo Castiglioni in Milan, designed in the Liberty style

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, built in 1865, was the first building in iron, glass and steel in Italy, and the world's oldest purpose-built shopping gallery, which later influenced the Galleria Umberto I in Naples.

Worcester Center on January 26, 2014

Worcester Center Galleria

Two level shopping mall which originally opened on July 29, 1971 as a part of the Worcester Center urban renewal project.

Two level shopping mall which originally opened on July 29, 1971 as a part of the Worcester Center urban renewal project.

Worcester Center on January 26, 2014
Advertisement for Jordan Marsh, 1971
Mall Guide, 1971
Unum Company's Massachusetts headquarters at One Mercantile Place in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts

The Galleria had a large open area with an arched roof that was supposedly modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.

Gianmarco Cavagnino

Italian architect.

Italian architect.

In 2004, he designed Valente Jewellers' main shop Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, with the intervention of Aron Demetz, thus launching into an international activity that has led him to found the design and communication company gianmarcocavagnino.