What is this classical structure?


Just wondering, what is this structure?
http://home.earthlink.net/~w6zno/MysteryArchitecture.jpg
Thanks.
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The locals call it "The Wedding Cake" or sometimes "The Typewriter"
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Gnarlodious wrote:

Victor Emmanuel memorial. Rome.
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DBM wrote:

When the DVD about E. Manual is released they can tear down all those pillars...what is all that, do they have a snow load problem???
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No. It rarely snows in Rome.
The columns are a loggia, a sort of 'urban covered balcony'.
It's actually a decent monument to visit; it was closed to the public for a long time (couldf only see if from the outside), but in 2000 they opened it to the public and I got to finally see it up close, climng the steps and getting up to the loggia. It's actually a great balcony to see the city from.
The decor is over-the-top and wya too much for my taste, but it celebrates the unification of Italy.... call it national indulgence.
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Gnarlodious wrote:

The Vittoriano, in Rome, built from 1885 to 1911 and further on, designed by G. Sacconi, based on a competition to memorialize King Vittorio Emanuele II, a key figure in the unification of Italy.
The history of the monument is long and arduous, and it radically changed the layout of piazza Venezia, which it faces, requiring the demolition of a number of interesting buildings, including the courtyardo of the Aracoeli church, the palazzetto Venezia and a number of other buildings. THe monument backs against the Campidoglio hill, historical and archaeological center of Rome.
http://www.ambienterm.arti.beniculturali.it/vittoriano /#
It was recently restored, and the top loggia was opened to the public, having been closed for many many years.
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From the photo, it looks like a copy of the Altar of Dios (Zeus) built by the Attalids of Pergamon (located near Troy but on the south side of Mt Ida). Much of the Altar has been installed in a German museum.
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