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Designed by the architect Marcello Piacentini and inaugurated in 1932, standing in place of the old medieval quarter knocked down in a major project to restore the city under the new fascist development plan. The square was influenced by the monumental neo-classicism of Piacentini who has managed to combine here classical elements like the arch, the tympanum, the architraved order, while maintaining a certain rigour and formal simplicity. The north side of the square is occupied by the Post Office building; to the west stands the 60 metres high Torrione; on the north-east corner facing the Quadriporticus, above which stands the entrance to the Torre della rivoluzione (Tower of the revolution) with the clock. The square was designed for large gatherings: which is why the Arengario was placed here, red porphyric stone pulpit of Tolmezzo adorned with bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the history of Brescia.

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