Giuseppe Sala, the Government official in charge of the Milan Expo, announced that the Tree of Life, the symbol of the exposition, will not be removed from its current location, simply because doing so would be too difficult and complicated. The Tree will therefore remain active and open to visits.
Two other icons of Expo, Italy Palace and Pavilion Zero, will also stay open.
Marco Balich, the designer of the Tree, explained that it is inspiring similar monuments and installations all over the world. The Tree is sponsored by Pirelli and the Italian Farmers Association.