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Antwerp Town Hall

1561 - 1566

Why is it canonical?

Like Venice, several cities in Northern Europe achieved wealth and a reasonable degree of independence, and commissioned municipal works to demonstrate their status relative to other locales. The town hall of Antwerp, designed by Cornelis Floris, demonstrates a similar dynamic as that seen in other places in Europe outside of Italy: a reimagining of Italian architectural innovations according to local traditions.

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Antwerp Town Hall

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