houses with overhanging stories - filippo brunelleschi biography

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  Houses with Overhanging Stories  

The masonry or wooden overhanging stories so common in the Middle Ages as measures of defense, or protection of passersby from the weather and as a way of gaining space, were still quite common in the fifteenth-century city, and were in great part eliminated with the sixteenth-century town planning measures. Examples are still to be found in Via della Canonica, Vicolo degli Alberighi, Via dei Vagellai, or in Palazzo Ricasoli in Piazza Goldoni.

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