Milan grows in altitude for Expo world's fair, and city leaders hope also in stature

April 24, 2015 12:18 PM

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Milan grows in altitude for Expo world's fair, and city leaders hope also in stature

In this photo taken on Friday, May 30, 2014, a boy takes a jump as he performs on a skateboard in Milan, Italy. Milan has been growing in altitude in preparation for Expo 2015 world’s fair opening next Friday, May 1, 2015 with the construction of a dozen new skyscrapers in recent years that have permanently altered the skyline. City leaders hope a successful world’s fair, expected to attract 20 million visitors from across the globe over the six-month run, will help Italy’s fashion and banking capital grow in international stature, as well. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 7, 2015 file photo, a partial view of the new Porta Nuova business district, including the Unicredit bank tower, top center, in Milan, Italy. Milan has been growing in altitude in preparation for Expo 2015 world’s fair opening next Friday, May 1, 2015 with the construct...

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