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Salone dei Corazzieri, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome: close-up of the bas-relief 'Lavanda dei Piedi' by Taddeo Landini above the entrance doors

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Landini, Taddeo (c. 1550-1596)
NOTES: This palace was built by Pope Gregory XIII in 1574 as a summer residence. It served as a papal residence and housed the central offices responsible for the civil government of the Papal States until 1870. It has been the official residence and workplace of the Presidents of the Italian Republic since 1946.

Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace), Venice: the Foscari wing

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Buon, Bartolomeo (b. 1400, d.c. 1464-1467)
NOTES: The facade of the Foscari wing was added by Bartolomeo Manopola in 1603-1614, the centre clock is by Pietro Cittadella.

Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace), Venice: the senate room

RIBA5508
Da Ponte, Antonio (c. 1512-1597)

Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace), Venice

RIBA5509
Buon, Bartolomeo (b. 1400, d.c. 1464-1467)

Custom House, Dublin

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Gandon, James (1742-1823)

Somerset House, Strand, London: the courtyard repaved with granite setts and the installation of fifty-five dancing fountains lit by fibre-optics

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Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
NOTES: The Strand block of Somerset House was designed by Sir William Chambers and built in 1776-1796. Donald Insall Associates oversaw its restoration in 1999-2001.

Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London: Big Ben clock tower and Portcullis House, seen from Parliament Square

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Barry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)
NOTES: The Big Ben clock tower was completed by Sir Charles Barry in 1858 based on designs by A. W. N. Pugin. Michael Hopkins & Partners were repsonsible for the design of Portcullis House, which incorporates Westminster underground station, completed in 2001.

Drawing for the League of Nations architectural competition, Geneva

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Meyer, Hannes (1889-1954)
SOURCE: League of Nations. Architectural competitions (Geneva: 1927), p. 45

Teresian Wing, Prague Castle

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Rothmayer, Otto

Somerset House, Strand, London: the riverside terrace as depicted by Thomas Malton

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Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
NOTES: This is a coloured version of the print from the published work by Thomas Malton, A picturesque tour through the cities of London and Westminster (London [1792-1802]), vol. 1, pl. [XLI]. The plates in the published work were uncoloured, but there were evidently coloured versions of the plates which appeared after the published work had come out. (The published work is in the RIBA Library at reference EW E.d.217.)

Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome

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Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
NOTES: This palace was built by Pope Gregory XIII in 1574 as a summer residence. It served as a papal residence and housed the central offices responsible for the civil government of the Papal States until 1870. It has been the official residence and workplace of the Presidents of the Italian Republic since 1946.
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