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The domed basilica of Vierzehnheiligen has a central altar under a major dome in the nave. Nikolaus Pevsner has vividly contrasted its series of domes, which are distorted and superimposed on the Latin cross plan, with the conventional placing of a single dome at the crossing. This is a Latin cross church, which is also a central-type church because of the unusual position of the altar and the central dome.
Other late Baroque churches juxtapose the square and the circle. Bernardo Vittone's elements--ambiguously pendentives or squinches--in the nave of S. Maria di Piazza in Turin support what is both a dome and a square lantern.
In some rooms of the Palazzo Propaganda Fide a straddling arch in the corners allows the space to be rectangular below and continuous above. This is similar to Wren's ceiling configuration in St. Stephen Walbrook.
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