After a five-year restoration by David Chipperfield Architects Milan, the iconic building of the Procuratie Vecchie in St Mark’s Square opens up to the city once again, enriched by Edoardo Tresoldi’s “Monumento” installation. It is a column made of wire mesh, wood, fragmented glass, stone and iron, over 15 metres high and with a diameter of 1.20 metres, positioned in the space around which the Procuratie Vecchie’s staircase develops. Its proportions dialogue with those of the space and the visitor is invited to take a close-up view that subverts the traditional rhetoric of the monument: by climbing the staircase the visitor can see the column in its entirety, from the base to the end.