Map of Hjerting for MILAN Fascism Mussolini made his mark on the city, too. Arrive by train and you emerge into the massive white megalith of the Stazione Centrale built on the dictator’s orders; while the town council offices are housed in the pompous Arengario from which he would address crowds gathered in Piazza Duomo. And it was on the innocuous roundabout of Piazzale Loreto that the dead dictator was strung up for display to the baying mob as proof of his demise in April 1945. Postwar The city’s postwar development was characterized by the boom periods of the 1950s and 1980s. The industry that launched the so-called miracle of Milan in the 1950s led to the construction of the hundreds of small factories and the infamous dreary suburbs that still encircle the city today. Most of the factories stopped production during the last few decades, and the city’s wealth now comes from banking and its position at the top of the world’s fashion and design industries. Political axis Politically, too, Milan has been at the centre of Italy’s postwar history. A bomb in Piazza Fontana in 1969 that killed sixteen people signalled the beginning of the dark and bloody period in the country’s history known as the Anni di piombi, when murky secret-service goings-on led to over one hundred deaths from bomb attacks. In the 1980s, the corruption and political scandals of the Craxi period once again focused attention on Milan, the centre of the country’s institutional corruption, gaining it the nickname Tangentopoli or Bribesville. Map of Hjerting 2016.
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