Google Earth Hacks | File Downloads | Categories | Most Popular | Newest | Top Rated | By State | By Country
Google Earth Hacks Login | Register    
Logging in will reduce the number of ads that you see    
 
(advanced search)

Subscribe in a reader Get updates by e-mail Follow GEH on Twitter Follow Mickey on Twitter

Dig Deeper


Google Map of Helsinki University Library

Info Map Comments (0) Related Files


The Helsinki University Library is one of the best-known examples of early 19th century neoclassicism in Finland. Special emphasis was placed on fire safety. Engel prepared three proposals for the building and the tsar choose the most monumental of these. Engel distinctively combined classical motifs and references to antiquity in the building's exterior and interior. The symmetry of the library's rooms and the general layout can be traced back to the Baths of Diocletian in Rome. The external and internal architecture is based on the Corinthian column system. Ancient temple architecture was adapted in the exterior, and the columns and beams are proportioned exactly like those in the university's main building across the street.



 

Google Earth Hacks is not affiliated with Google in any way

"Google" and "Google Earth" are trademarks of Google Inc.

Google Earth Hacks © 2005 - 2014 MickMel, Inc - Privacy Statement

GEH in the News - GEH en Espa˝ol - GEH auf Deutsch - GEH en Franšais