Week 2- Greek and Roman Architectural Influences.docx

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The influence from the Greek and Romans can be seen all throughout America. Many courthouses resemble Roman structures, especially the U.S. Supreme Court Building. In Lesson 2 Greco-Roman Influences states the details in how the U.S. Supreme Court building is similar to Roman Temples, “the Supreme Court building is raised in a podium and approached from a front staircase with freestanding columns only in the front of the structure. The outer surface of the building is comprised of white marble chosen to mirror the power of the architecture of the Romans and Greeks”. One of our founding fathers assigned French architect, Pierre Charles L’Enfant to design the capitol. His designs were based on the Roman architect. The Roman Pantheon is known to be one of the most influential designs in Western architecture. The
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  • Fall '16
  • DouglasPerez
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., United States Capitol, Supreme Court building, U.S. Supreme Court Building

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