The Evolution Of Architecture And Architecture In Ancient Roman Architecture

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From the beginning of time, architects and engineers alike have referenced past buildings and structures and used them to influence new buildings and structures through the advancement of time. Many of the new buildings retain styles that were used by their predecessors, while adding slight modifications that the architect may think looks better, or better represents the thoughts of their time. This is standard practice in the field of architecture and has been for many centuries. Sometimes, the styles of one or a few people become timeless as they were so well thought out that they remain applicable to different societies, cultures, and time periods, sometimes for thousands of years. Little did the people in ancient Rome know, the Pantheon would become one of those buildings. It was commissioned and designed during the transition period between BC and AD by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus, and was formally completed by the emperor Hadrian in the year 126 AD. In the end of the 13th century, three men—Arnolfo di Cambio, Filippo Brunelleschi, and Emilio De Fabris—began designing what was originally known as the Il Duomo di Firenze but now referred to as the Florence Cathedral. Their goal was to design a massive basilica that would replace and engulf the original church, complete with a massive dome which could likely not have yet been possible if not for the Pantheon in Rome. As stated before, a lot of the original designs of previous structures are kept, while

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