Saturday, November 19, 2016


1960/62 Marco Bacigalupo (1922) and Ugo Ratti, Milanese architects
So called Grattacielo (Skyscraper) of twenty-one floors plus two underground (85.5 m - 280.5 feet) in front of EUR Lake
It is the seat of the ENTE NAZIONALE IDROCARBURI (National Hydrocarbons Institution), state-owned company engaged in the activities of finding, producing, transporting, transforming and marketing oil and natural gas
It was founded in 1953 under the chairmanship of Enrico Mattei until his violent death in 1962
From 1995 to 2001 the Italian government has sold the shares, keeping a share of more than 30% and holding, in any case, the effective control of the company
It is the fifth largest oil group worldwide in terms of turnover
BRONZE FOUNTAIN in front of the palace 1961/65 by Pericle Fazzini (1913/87)
In the fields surrounding the EUR Lake there are about 1,000 cherry trees donated by the city of Tokyo because of its partnership with Rome

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