The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #555
Between 1505 and 1605, the replacement for the Old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome was built. During that 100-year period, nearly every notable Roman architect was involved. Which two famous architects were most influential?
Bramante established a centralized, Greek-cross plan for St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo is responsible for the dome and fine detailing. Raphael, Sangallo, and della Porta did some design work at various times. The colonnaded piazza was done 50 years later by Bernini.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Axial overview of St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, and surrounding Rome, Italy.
Photo: Howard Davis/ Artifice Images