Illuminates the gallery

To celebrate the Christmas holidays on the 150th anniversary of the Gallery, Urban Up offered the evocative lighting of the Vault to the city of Milan

Milan, December 04, 2017 PRESS RELEASE

The vault of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II lights up for Christmas with 50 thousand blue LEDs.

Opening moment of lights activation with the Comune of Milan and Confcommercio Milan.

50 thousand blue LEDs positioned at a height of 47 meters to cover an area of 800 square meters, for a diameter of 30 meters: these are the spectacular Christmas lights that illuminate the vault of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II thanks to Unipol's contribution. At the activation of the lights, Cristina Tajani from the Production Activities and Commerce of the Municipality, Giuseppe Lobalsamo, Head of Real Estate Unipol, and Gabriel Meghnagi, president of the association network of Confcommercio Milan.

"We started from the city of Milan, redeveloping some buildings that symbolize this city. We are building here a new tower, which will stand out for innovation and sustainability, to demonstrate the strong link between Unipol and Milan", says Gian Luca Santi, General Manager of Real Estate, Diversified and NPL of the Unipol Group. "To support the Municipality in the lighting project of this Gallery, one of the symbols of our country - continues Gian Luca Santi - makes us proud of this city, which has always been projected towards the future, an example of efficiency and sustainability".

Cristina Tajani, Councilor for Labor Policies "Thanks to the collaboration between the Comune of Milan, Confcommercio and Unipol, one of the symbols of the city, the vault of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II lights up for the Christmas holidays. A public-private synergy that allows citizens and tourists to walk and admire the suggestion of 50 thousand blue LEDs that light up the heart of the city ".

"Activation of the lights of the vault in a special year - remembers Gabriel Meghnagi, president of the association network of streets of Confcommercio Milano - with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II that saw Confcommercio Milano and the operators of the Gallery fully participate with the Municipality for the charity dinner initiative thanks to which € 300 thousand were donated to Caritas Ambrosiana. An event that has garnered the attention of companies.

Urban Up - Unipol Projects Cities
Dedicated to the real estate redevelopment of buildings owned by the Unipol Group and aimed at enhancing some of the most significant buildings in the Italian architectural park, the Urban Up project started in the city of Milan with the redevelopment of a few buildings that symbolize the Lombard capital for its history and location. Urban Up is a project that combines innovation and tradition with the aim of enhancing the beauty and importance of true icons across the Italian urban landscape. Through modernization and renovation works, skyscrapers, facilities, and historic buildings will once again take on a prominent role in the urban fabric.

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