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Renaissance Period Architecture: The St. Peter's Basilica
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Renaissance Period Architecture: The St. Peter's Basilica
The St. Peter's Basilica is one of the numerous buildings that were built during the
Renaissance period. The magnificent structure is an embodiment of the architecture of the
Renaissance period. It is situated in the Vatican City, in a place commonly referred to as Piazza
San Pietro. Some of the notable architects that are credited with its inception, design, and the
subsequent construction include, among others, Donato Bramante, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and
Maderno. It is worth noting that the building was founded in 1626, effectively putting it in the
Renaissance period. Some of the features that put it in this period include the Baroque style of
architecture that is characterized by solid piers that provide support to hold the massive dome in
place. It was also made of artifacts and sculptures that are characteristic of the interior of
buildings built in the Renaissance period. The primary construction material that was utilized to
build the Basilica is lime, that is, travertine. The exterior was made of ornate Corinthian
Columns and had two massive statues at the entrance (Cartwright, 2022).
Additionally, its shape maintains symmetry, and classical orders are conspicuous. The
architects were also keen to ensure that the St. Peter's Basilica embodied harmony as well as a
proportion, as were other buildings and architectural designs and buildings of the Renaissance
period (Chao-Fong, 2021). The structure showcases various technological advances in its form,
including the use of large windows allowing sufficient natural light indoors. Worth noting also is
the use of domes that are characteristic of modern buildings, therefore, indicating that the St.
Peter's Basilica has played a significant role in showcasing technological advancement.

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1 Renaissance Period Architecture: The St. Peter's Basilica Student Name Course University Instructor Name Date 2 Renaissance Period Architecture: The St. Peter's Basilica The St. Peter's Basilica is one of the numerous buildings that were built during the Renaissance period. The magnificent structure is an embodiment of the architecture of the Renaissance period. It is situated in the Vatican City, in a place commonly referred to as Piazza San Pietro. Some of the notable architects that are credited with its inception, design, and the subsequent construction include, among others, Donato Bramante, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Maderno. It is worth noting that the building was founded in 1626, effectively putting it in the Renaissance period. Some of the features that put it in this period include the Baroque style of architecture that is characterized by solid piers that provide suppor ...
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