Armofer built a 45 m high scaffold (using 35.000 clamps) around the block in the center of Milan in largo Donegani. An exceptional snowfall buried the city under 1 meter of snow. The scaffolding, designed by Luigi Cinerari, resisted despite the excessive load on the cantilevered splinter guards. Site foreman Gianni Pandolfi remembers the entire day, after laboriously reaching the site, spent cleaning them from the snow. By evening, the structures were back in full working order and safe.