split pediment

broken pediment

broken pediment
1. A pediment whose sloping or curving sides terminate before reaching the pediment’s highest point, resulting in an opening that is often filled with an urn, cartouche, or other ornament; sometimes called an open pediment or broken-apex pediment.
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And finishing details borrowed from the past--a split pediment at the top of the front facade, a portico over the entry, classical columns marking one side of the interior stairwell --keep the small-scale spaces from being dull and predictable.