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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #555

    Question

    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?

    Answer

    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.
     


     

    Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:

    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2012, Dave Guadagni.

    AW

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    Axial overview of St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, and surrounding Rome, Italy.
    Photo: Howard Davis/ Artifice Images

     
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