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There are many different styles of architecture. All these styles depend on the time period, and the architecture. Today, many architects incorporate many styles into one building, giving it uniqueness.

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Introduction The dictionary defines architecture as the "art and science of designing and erecting buildings" (dictionary.com). For years, since the beginning of civilization, and maybe even sooner, architects have been designing structures and buildings. They are sometimes conventional, and at other times, they are not. There are many different styles of architecture. All these styles depend on the time period, and the architecture. Today, many architects incorporate many styles into one building, giving it uniqueness. Two of the styles of architecture are Renaissance and Nineteenth Century: iron, steel and glass architecture. Renaissance Architecture The Renaissance period followed the Gothic period. It covered everything from painting to buildings to sculptures. Renaissance architecture is evident within many structures, even today. It began in 15th century, and lasted till the 16th century. ...read more.

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He built the Eiffel Tower, Bon March´┐Ż Department Store, The Nice Observatory and The Garabit Bridge. Following this period was the modern period. Many of the styles and ideas were carried to the Modern period, and built into designs in a whole different perspective, as now there were different architectures with different ideas and dreams. Figure 2. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel Saint Peter's Saint Peter's church is located in Vatican City, Rome, which is located in Italy. The architect Donato Bramate designed it, and it was to "embody the greatness of the present and the future...and surpass all the other churches in the universe." (Julius II (1505-13)). Bramate had built the church to represent the roman cross. It is known to one of the most concentrated pieces of Renaissance art. ...read more.

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The church was finally completed in 1590. The final product of St. Peter's is known as to be mostly the work of Michelangelo. Figure 3. Front View of Saint Peter's Church The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel tower was built in Paris, France. Its designer was Gustave Eiffel, and construction lasted from 1887 to its completion on March 31, 1889. The Eiffel Tower had been built for the Universal Exhibition, in celebration of the French Revolution. It fits into the category of nineteenth century iron, glass and steel, because it was constructed of wrought iron, although many assume that it's made of steel. There are 18 038 pieces involved with this tower. This is not including the 2.5 million rivets used to hold the pieces together. The Eiffel Tower is approximately 325 meters high (this is including the flag pole), and weighs approximately 7.5 thousand tons. Eiffel Tower Pictures Figure 4. Eiffel Tower Blueprint Figure 5. ...read more.

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