Piazza San Babila is a square located in the historical centre of Milan; corso Vittorio Emanuele leads to the piazza del Duomo. San Babila has long been regarded as the favorite meeting place of the milanese bourgeoisie.
A large part of the architecture that the outline dates back to the 1930s, the Fascist era. The square is still remembered for being the so-called "black trench" the milanese neo-fascism in the 1970s.
Buildings in the square
The rectangular square, presents, on the long side, the palazzo della Banca Popolare di Milano (made by Giovanni Greppi in 1931), while on the other side you have the Tower Snia Viscosa, representing the first skyscraper of the city (by Alessandro Rimini, 1937). A similar setting of piazza San Babila domestically, where stands the imposing palazzo del Toro (Emilio Lancia and Raffaele Merendi, 1939), conceived as a multifunctional complex, including the New Theatre and Teatro San Babila.