Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Torre del Orologio, Piazza San Marco, Venice

Successive Venetian administrations sought to enhance the physical majesty of Piazza San Marco, beginning with the construction of the Clock Tower in the 1490s to designs attributed to Mauro Codussi (d. 1504). This structure, in the latest classical manner, made a terminus both for the view from the entry point to the city and was a triumphal ornament to the densely packed route through the city to the Rialto.

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