Colossal order


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Colossal order

A Classical order consisting of giant columns rising from the ground through more than one story.
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colossal order, giant order

An order more than one story in height.
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After that date, the second pattern was set by the colossal orders of Alberti's San Sebastiano and Sant'Andrea, both in Mantua, which inspired Santa Maria Annunziata in Roccaverano, the Sagra in Carpi, and various unrealized projects like the cathedral in Vigevano.