THE PARTHENON, ATHENS
The Parthenon, the temple of Athene Parthenos
("the Virgin"), at Athens, is built of Pentelic marble, and is a
peripteral, or, as it may be called, a pseudodipteral octastyle, with
seventeen columns on the sides, the pronaos and the opisthodomos within
the peripteros, having each a portico of six Doric columns.
Its length is 228 feet, its width 101 feet,
and the height to the apex of the pediments was 65 feet. It was badly
shattered in 1687 by the explosion of a magazine of gunpowder which the
Turks had placed in it during the siege of Athens by the Venetians.
The Parthenon, which was completed about 438
B.C., was the most perfect work of art that had been produced—
its construction and its sculptured decoration in the round, in both
low and high relief, and in color, embodying the best genius and skill
of Athens at the pinnacle of her glory.
The new plant where the Luxfer System of daylighting products is to
be manufactured. A thoroughly modern building where the scientific
necessities may be amply taken care of.
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