Rome came later to the idea of concentrating its tall buildings. Its first effort is in the south end of EUR, the mainly Fascist-era suburb to the south of the center. The second is not far away, near Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo dello Sport that essentially marks the southern end of EUR.. This 63 hectare (157 acre) complex is known as Eurosky or, on the company's website, as Business Park Europarco (sounds a bit like a rue de road) or Europarco Business Park.
|The rather uninspired sales offices of Eurosky. |
Maybe that's why the place feels empty.
From via Cristoforo Colombo, going south, turn right (east) on viale dell' Oceano Pacifico, then left on viale Avignone.
And beyond this building, to house those visiting Microsoft execs and others of "i big" ilk, a handsome Novotel in a white skin with some weird angles. Up ahead, there's plenty of space to park. Let's have a look around.
|Microsoft building at right, Novotel at left, soccer field awaiting players in foreground.|
|Those are people down there.|
|Euroma2 - from the back.|
|Upper left detail|
|Eurosky Tower, from the parking lot. Business traveler at left.|
|Angled stairs, Eurosky Tower|
|Ministry of Health|
|And its angled doorway.|
Perhaps the most interesting element in all of Eurosky is just steps from the entrance to the Ministero della Salute: a small sculpted monument, commemorating the global elimination of Rinderpest in 2011 under a joint Ministry of Health/FAO program. (Rinderpest is a German word meaning "cattle plague." The virus likely dates to the 7th century.) It's a lovely, organic piece of work, lost here amid all the uninspired modernism.
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|Bill's ingenious selfie in the reflection of the Rinderpest plaque. How clever!|