’50s ex-Agip petrol station in Milano

Built like a ship, from a time when people still believed in future.
Built like a ship, from a time when people still believed in future.
Topside deck originally conceived for offices and gas station's manager house, but never been used. Fancy an original loft?
Topside deck originally conceived for offices and gas station’s manager house, but never been used. Fancy an original loft?
When gas was cheap and stations rich.
When gas was cheap and stations rich.
Colour probably a legacy from Agip era.
Colour probably a legacy from Agip era.
Yes, there are portholes too, of course.
Yes, there are portholes too, of course.
Don't you imagine it full of Kawasaki triples or Alfa GTs? Alfa Romeo's Portello original factory was just on the other side of the street: now demolished.
Don’t you imagine it full of Kawasaki triples or Alfa GTs? Alfa Romeo’s Portello original factory was just on the other side of the street: now demolished.

 

Built between 1951 and 1953, on a project by Mario Bacciocchi, this Agip petrol station was working till the middle of the ’80s. Then it became a mechanic/tyre dealer. Now not more in use, it’s in a quite central square in Milano.

It seems that an Emirates prince is interested in buying it, dismantle and rebuild it in his garden as a “cute old style european gas station” for his son, to play with his model Ferrari.

Joking.

 

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