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rotunda

a building or room having a circular plan, esp one that has a dome

Rotunda

A building that is round both inside and outside, usually covered with a dome.

Rotunda

 

a centric construction circular in plan and usually domed. Often there are columns along the perimeter of a rotunda. Greek tholoi, some Roman temples (such as the Pantheon) and mausoleums, baptisteries, and some churches (mainly in the Romanesque, Renaissance, and classicistic styles) are in the form of rotundas. Since the 18th century park pavilions have been constructed as rotundas.

rotunda

1. A circular building, especially one with a dome.
2. A circular hall in a large building, esp. one covered by a cupola.
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The fight over rotunda decorating was exacerbated in early September when a local atheist group asked that a seven-foot sculpture of an atom be placed alongside the Commandments.
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It is no surprise then that the Rotunda was named the Liverpool Sports Council's Club of the Year in 2005 or that its gym on Lambeth Road in Kirkdale is going to be both extended and modernised in a major rebuilding programme beginning in January.
In addition to the Capitol Rotunda tree, other holiday symbols - including a lit menorah outside of the East Wing Rotunda - are present throughout the Capitol Complex.
The alternative route (to the upper galleries) emerges by going up the grand travertine and steel staircase in the rotunda and then proceeding by a series of vestibules, verandas and loggias, with resting places, through the paintings collection.
Mick is a close family friend, he's a great man who is as good as family and until the day I die I will be a Rotunda ABC fighter.
Dr Sam Coulter-Smith, Master at the Rotunda Hospital, said maternity services are under-staffed and under-resourced.
Tony Mckeon, director of the Edgbaston-based Residential Lettings Group, said prices for apartments at the Rotunda had fallen by thousands of pounds since they were sold - but mortgage payments had increased substantially.
The Rotunda which stood on the site occupied by the old RBSA gallery (and now the Blood Transfusion offices) lasted only until 1828.
Contact me at the following address: Rotunda College, 109, Great Mersey St, Liverpool L5 2PL or email: rotunda71@hotmail.
QUESTION: What have theMona Lisa, Michelangelo's David, the Sistine Chapel and Birmingham's Rotunda all got in common?