Classical vocabularyThis city hall uses classical vocabulary with a rusticated lower register, the gigantic order in the loggia of the second register, and a simpler top register. The statues at the top complete the vertical line of the columns in the second register, a classical device seen, for example in Michelangelo's Palazzo dei Conservatori.
|The pedimented windows, however, in the second register look singularly odd--sort of disembodied tops to the windows.|
A domed city hallThis city hall, like many capitol buildings, is domed. The dome is covered with 23 carat gold leaf.
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