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As stated about Greek Architecture from your reading this week: “The formulas they invented as early as the sixth century B.C. have influenced the architecture of the past two millennia.” Think about modern buildings (built after 1900) you may have seen either in person or in pictures that were designed in a classical style. Why do you think the architect(s) chose to copy the classical style? "The classical orders and classical principles of symmetry and proportion are still applied in nearly every building built today. When the study of classical architecture is neglected, architects are less familiar with the conventions of each order and, when this is the case, avoidable mistakes in proportion, scale, and ornamentation ensue" (Stackhouse, n.d.). I am agreed that classical principles are still there in modern buildings but I believe that the design of modern buildings has totally changed. For example, I've been to Dubai last week and I've found that each building in Dubai was built to compete with the nearest building. As we all know, Dubai has Burj Khalifa, the

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