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Sometimes the contradiction is not between the inside and the outside but between the top and the bottom of the building. The curving dome and drum on pendentives in Baroque churches protrude beyond the parapets of their rectangular bases. I have already mentioned in the P.S.F.S.
skyscraper the curved base, rectangular shaft, and angled top as manifestations of multiple functions contained within the building.
In the Castel Sant' Angelo the rectangular elements evolve from a circular base.
The Romantic roof-scapes of Richardson's Watts-Sherman House and the multidomed trulli of Puglia contrast with the severe exterior perimeters of their lower walls.
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