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Imagine what it would look like if you
cut a building in half.

The cross section of the Pantheon
see
left
shows what you would see if you
really could cut the building in half. It
allows you to see both the outside
architectural elements as well as the
interior structure and design.
This elevation view of the
Pantheon is a cross section




A plan view may be
considered a cross section
because it does show how
a building looks with the
roof 'sliced' off


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HAGIA SOPHIA
Constantinople
, now
Instanbul, Turkey (532-7
AD)
The church of the Holy
Wisdom of God designed for
the Emperor Justinian by the
engineer/scientists
Anthemios of Tralles and
Isidorus of Miletus
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Definition
A representation of an object as it
would appear if cut by an intersecting
plane, so that the internal structure is
displayed.

In such views, the portion of the
object in front of the plane is omitted
to reveal what lies beyond. A cross
section is a common method of
depicting the internal arrangement of
a 3-dimensional object in two
dimensions.

It is the face you get when you make
one slice through an object. When you
cut an orange through the middle, it
makes a cross section showing the
outer peel and the inner fruit.
The Pantheon was built as a Roman temple.
The original Pantheon was built in 27 BC-25 BC. It was
destroyed in a fire in 80 AD. The current reconstructed
building dates from about 125 AD.
For more information about the Pantheon
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