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Quote from: Prosit on September 01, 2019, 12:15:42 AMThe statue Commonwealth was designed by New York sculptor Roland Hinton Perry.
Quote from: Figleaf on September 01, 2019, 03:42:17 PMAs you know, a keystone is a neat invention that keeps other stones in an arch in their place. It symbolises something indispensable. A constitution looks pretty indispensable (the British might disagree )On architecture, one intriguing fact I dug up is that Bartholdi was at one time a student of French architect Viollet-le-Duc. Viollet-le-Duc was in favour of "style over accuracy", restoring e.g. Notre Dame de Paris in the style of what he thought a gothic cathedral ought to look like, rather than as much as possible what it actually looked like at any time. That attitude towards historical accuracy fits in well with that of Bartholdi and Perry.Peter