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St Peter's Basilica, St Peter's Square, Rome

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Bramante, Donato (1444-1514)
NOTES: Construction on the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano began in 1506 under Donato Bramante. Work continued under the direction of leading architects of the time and the body of the church was completed by 1626. Piazza San Pietro is partly enclosed by two semi-circular colonnades, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1656-1667.

Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome

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Della Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
NOTES: The fountain by Giacomo della Porta (1575) is surmounted by an obelisk of Rameses the Great erected here in 1711.

Odeon cinema, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex

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Coles, George (1884-1963)
NOTES: Closed as an Odeon in 1967 and taken over by Classic, this cinema closed definitively in 1976. It was demolished in 1981 to make way for an office block.

Alexandrian obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle) in Alexandria before being transported to New York

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SOURCE: Henry Gorringe. Egyptian obelisks (New York, 1882), pl. VIII

Alexandrian obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle) being erected in Central Park, New York

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SOURCE: Henry Gorringe. Egyptian obelisks (New York, 1882), pl. XXVIIa

Alexandrian obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle), Central Park, New York

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SOURCE: Henry Gorringe. Egyptian obelisks (New York, 1882), facing p. 58

Vatican obelisk, Rome, with various systems for moving the obelisk

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SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. XXXVII

Wooden winch used to raise the Vatican obelisk in Rome in 1586

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Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
SOURCE: Carlo Fontana. Templum Vaticanum (Rome, 1694), pl. 135

Vatican obelisk being lowered by wooden winch during transportation to St Peter's Square, Rome, in 1586

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Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
SOURCE: Carlo Fontana. Templum Vaticanum (Rome, 1694), pl. 143

Vatican obelisk lying in wooden winch during transportation to St Peter's Square, Rome, in 1586

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Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
SOURCE: Carlo Fontana. Templum Vaticanum (Rome, 1694), pl. 147

Machinery used to lift the Vatican obelisk in Rome in 1586

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Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
SOURCE: Carlo Fontana. Templum Vaticanum (Rome, 1694), pl. 169
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