INGALLERIA

At that time the first demolition of the buildings, located in the area that had been designated for the Galleria, had already been carried out, so that Mengoni could create and set up a representative space for this important symbolic event in what was left of the maze of alleys between the now lost Via dei Due Muri and Piazza della Scala. In particular, an excavation and a straight path were conducted from Piazza della Scala, and ended in a large octagonal area where the ceremony was to be held.

DISCOVER THE RESTORATION PROCESS

The restoration work, spanning from March 2014 to April 2015, foresees the presence of an average of 12 restorers and approximately 35,000 hours of work. Gasparoli s.r.l. performs the restoration of the surfaces (plaster, stone elements, stucco, decorative concrete), while all the work related to the scaffolding, temporary works and site installations is performed by Impresa Percassi s.r.l.

MOBILE SCAFFOLDING

Galleria is also the story of a great construction project. Little time and money, & great ambitions are dating back to 1865. It is very interesting to browse the numerous photos from the archive. One picture in particular stands out among the others, which is of the great multi-level mobile scaffolding in the center of the Octagon, which had been set up to construct Dome.

restoration process

The restoration work, spanning from March 2014 to April 2015, foresees the presence of an average of 12 restorers and approximately 35,000 hours of work. Gasparoli s.r.l. performs the restoration of the surfaces (plaster, stone elements, stucco, decorative concrete), while all the work related to the scaffolding, temporary works and site installations is performed.

ARCH SCAFFOLDING

A deep understanding of past interventions, the willpower to preserve free access to the shopping areas, the need to ensure security and to optimize construction time limitations were all reasons which have encouraged reflection in search of a “creative” solution. The aim was ambitious: to carry out restoration works without any scaffolding.

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Numbers of the Galleria

The architecture of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explained simply in numbers. Its details, its unique design, the particularity of each arm, the octagon, the iconic dome above it and the glass roofs.

NEW PROPORTIONS IN HISTORY

Perhaps it is not the best to live your whole life in it, as a fascinated Mark Twain stated in the pages of “A Tramp Abroad”, the diary of a long European trip that made him fall in love with Milan, but certainly the dimensions of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II are remarkable. Twain was struck by the atmosphere, from the “tables on the marble streets,” from the small crowds walking in an indoor facility. In fact, the gallery was an incredible architectural precedent, and the size was matched only twenty years later, by another gallery. Here you can admire a graphic that compares other similar buildings, built in nearby eras.

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