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Once an ordinary building in Rome originally built in 27 BC by the statesman Agrippa now a wonder of the modern world After two fires and 145 years the emperor Hadrian built the dome and round hall which the Pantheon is known for today Around 128 AD the Pantheon was finished disregarding some minor alterations made in the early third century The Pantheon stands elite possessing appearance size and architecture of unparalleled equality Lined with Corinthian columns the porch of the Pantheon is most obviously a Greek influence What makes this structure remarkable though is the dome which integrates a perfect sphere The dome is exactly 142 feet tall at its peak and 142 feet wide This suggests the engineers design crew architect and any other person involved created a minutely exact architecture Also in this assumption is geometrical excellence Mathematicians designed the structure geometrically square The Romans have a signature style of rectangular shapes which the Pantheon uses along with influence of geometry sphere To make the construction seem even more magnificent it was 1800 years ago The quality and preciseness of workmanship known to roman architecture was no exception to the Pantheon The concrete walls of the dome are a mystery today The exact method of construction is unknown but two common assumptions are widely accepted William Macdonald the author of The Pantheon suggests two factors The excellent quality of mortar used in the concrete and the tedious selection and grading of the aggregate material The concrete ranges from heavy basalt in the foundations of the building and in the lower portions of the walls through brick and tufa a stone formed from volcanic dust to the light pumice toward the center of the vault Clearly an architectural masterpiece Chap 3 The Roman mortar used to build the pantheon starts with one of the first man-made products relying on chemical reactions lime Lime originated as a coating to strengthen walls of homes
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