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Basilica Palladiana: photos, description (Basilica Palladiana)

The Basilica Palladiana is a Renaissance building in the Central Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza. Its most notable feature is the loggia with one of the first examples of what later would become known as the Palladian window, she was designed by a young Andrea Palladio. The work of this architect has had a tremendous impact on the architecture of the Renaissance and subsequent periods.

Originally the Basilica was built in the 15th century and was known as Palazzo della Ragione. The building housed city hall and several shops on the ground floor. When in the 16th century part of the building collapsed, the Council of one Hundred was commissioned Palladio to restore the Palazzo. The architect began work in April, 1549, the year. He was attached to the building outer fence of marble, the loggia and portico, zavualirovannosti original Gothic architecture. The restoration of the Basilica was not cheap and took a considerable period of time. Sam Palladio received money for this work most of his life. Only in 1614, the year - 30 years after the architect's death the work was completed. In 1994, the year the Palladian Basilica was inscribed on the UNESCO world Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. Today it probedata various exhibitions and social events.

In 2007, the year began a large-scale project for the restoration of the Basilica. The roof of the building was disassembled in order to remove reinforced concrete floors, installed here after the Second World war, and replace them with lighter, laminated. The entire facade of the Basilica was thoroughly cleaned and strengthened and provided with new illumination. It was planned that the work will be completed in 2008-m to year - the year of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andrea Palladio, however, had to be extended. The whole restoration project of the Basilica Palladiana Vicenza at a cost of 15 million euros.