Ancient Roman Buildings Influence The Modern Architecture

1828 Words Nov 4th, 2015 8 Pages
Ancient Rome, one of the largest empires in ancient history, made incredible contributions to the modern world, especially in their stylish architectures. Not only continuing the legacy of the Greeks, the Romans also established their own remarkable architectural genre. This paper will compare the ancient Roman buildings with to the modern architectures: the Colosseum and Beijing National Stadium, Pantheon and Thomas Jefferson Rotunda, Arch of Titus and Arc de Triomphe, to investigate study how the ancient Roman buildings influence the modern architectures.
The Colosseum and Beijing’s National Stadium The Colosseum is, a grand amphitheatre built by the Flavian emperors in the first Century CE. It was used to stage various forms of fighting events such as gladiator combats and wild animal hunts. Thousands of men and animals fought for their lives in this famous monument. However, with the progress of human civilization, violent activities are abandoned and the functions of the areas have been altered. Beijing’s National Stadium is used to hold domestic or international sports competitions and recreational events. This world-class architecture was originally constructed for 2008 Beijing Olympics Games. Led by chief architect Li Xinggang, it was a joint venture among architects including Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron, project architect Stefan Marbach, artist Ai Weiwei. In terms of the appearance, both of the Colosseum and the…
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