Cornice return

Cornice return

The extension of a cornice in a new direction, particularly where the raked cornice of a gable end returns a short distance in a horizontal direction.
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cornice return

cornice return
The continuation of a cornice in a different direction, as at the gable end of a house.
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Flanking the north facade center section, in-grade adjustable 35-W CMH spotlights graze the building and illuminate the cornice returns. To the east and west, grade-mounted, 35-W CMH fixtures directly illuminate the east and west plaza areas, and indirectly illuminate the lower section of the building.