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image SM (19) volume 73/108

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SM (19) volume 73/108


Design for a four-columned triumphal arch with an an enlarged attic and un-fluted columns


19 Elevation looking south; rough plan of the screen wall; rough ground floor plan; and part-plan of the attic


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Soane office


The elevation is for the north-west corner from the north, with the Lothbury Street screen wall on the left-hand side of the drawing. The semicircular openings in the attic are modified to be enlarged. The feint wall plan shows Tivoli windows with segmental niches.



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