Buckminster Knows 027

The Porta Pia (1560-1565) by Michelangelo (1475-1564) was one of the gates in the Aurelian Walls and one of many contributions to Roman urbanism by Pope Pius VI, meant to serve as a replacement for the Porta Nomentana which was closed up at about the same time. 
Michelangelo's original design (which differs quite clearly from the existing structure ) can be seen on a commemorative plate on the fa├žade.

pictures found herehere and here

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