Posted by Rich Garcia on September 20, 2003 at 00:30:23:
Does anyone happen to know the significance of the stylobate having an upward curvature at its center on both the short and long sides of The Parthanon. In addition, I read that the pillars tilt inward to "give a more vertical appearance from afar" but in another book I read that the tilt of the columns inward is so slight that it would take 2.5 miles upward before they lines of the colunms intersected. Is there any significance to this? One writer seemed to think it represented a DNA helix. I couldn't see it but maybe an architect could. Thank you for your help.
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