Rome is one of the greatest cities in the world, not only in history and culture, but especially in terms of architecture. Rome buildings are some of the grandest buildings on earth as well as some of the most famous ones too. In ancient Rome, throughout the Roman Empire, rich citizens lived in one story buildings with a few exterior windows to prevent noises coming from the streets. They lived in large houses separated in two parts and connected through a small passageway, or tablinum or study.
Great Roman architecture can also be seen in famous Rome buildings constructed centuries ago, and although some may only have remnants of what was once a magnificent structure, the architectural style of Rome buildings remains to be evidently and notably remarkable in every way. Some of the exceptional and astonishing Rome buildings include:
Arch of Titus The Arch of Titus was constructed around 81, after the death of the emperor, mainly to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem. The structure has a single opening bordered on each face through attached columns with early models of the Composite capital. The coffered soffit of the arch and the faces of the wall below it are reliefs of the emperor and loots from the Temple of Jerusalem.
Pantheon The Pantheon is one of the most remarkable of Rome buildings, and it is one of the great spiritual buildings of the world. It was originally built as a Roman temple and later sanctified as a Catholic church. The original monumental porch faced a rectangular colonnaded temple courtyard and presently faces the smaller Piazza della Rotonda. The great bronze doors is an introduction to a grand circular room, everything that comes next inside the Pantheon is nothing but exceptional architecture and striking patterns that make this building a remarkable work of art.
Colosseum One of the most famous Rome buildings built about 70 to 82 A.D. and was inaugurated by Titus in 80A.D. was the first permanent amphitheater to be built in Rome. The grandeur and monumental size of this structure, a huge ellipse with levels of seating for fifty-thousand spectators around a central elliptical arena constructed with careful combination of types of concrete foundations, tufa infill between the piers for the walls of the lower two levels, travertine for the piers and arcades, and brick-faced concrete for the upper levels and most vaults, makes it one of the great architectural monuments achieved by the ancient Romans.
The American Academy in Rome This structure occupies ten buildings and eleven acres of gardens atop the Janiculum (the highest hills within the walls of Rome), and was built in 1913. The building was constructed in two years and was inspired by Renaissance architecture with five-bay façade, an interior courtyard with Paul Manship fountain in its center, and a Piano Nobile. Although not built by the ancient Romans, it is one of the only structures outside North America designed by McKim, Mead and White, and is one of the popular Rome buildings attraction that facets stone bearing masonry, Mediterranean, urban, and neoclassical type of architecture.
There are many more Rome buildings that depict the glory and splendor of ancient Rome as well as new structures that still adopt Roman style architecture, walking through the city of Rome is walking through the past of this Eternal City, majestic and amazing.
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