Construction of the Parthenon The Parthenon is intended to be an ancient Greece building constructed based off the remains of the Pre-Parthenon
Construction of the Parthenon
The Parthenon is intended to be an ancient Greece building constructed based off the remains of the Pre-Parthenon. The structure is an example of a Doric design with Ionic architectural features. The colonnade (a row of columns supporting a roof or entablature) consist of 8 columns on the east and west and 17 on the north and south. The east and west ends of the interior of the building are each faced by a porch (portico) of six columns. The building is constructed to be 101.34 feet (30.89 m) wide and 228.14 feet (69.54 m) long.
In order to construct this building, construction workers would be needed. A Carpenter will be needed to deal with cutting, shaping, and installing materials during the construction phase. It would also need a Mason for the excessive use of stones needed to construct this building, A roofer would be needed in order to complete the “roof top” of the building. Since the building is based off the Pre-Parthenon, the construction of the Parthenon will strive to be constructed as the previous structure with more aesthetically pleasing material. The Parthenon will be funded by using the funds from the Delian League in order to show the Athenian power.
The Parthenon is made of hand-carved marble stone from top to bottom, with some timber to support the slanted marble tiles of the roof. The columns are secured by iron clamps with a layer of molten lead. The Parthenon’s marble came from Mount Pantelakos, about 11 miles away, and totaled approximately over 13500 stones in order to construct the whole building. Every piece had to be quarried, then brought to Athens, then set in place, then carved roughly, then finished.
With the help of Ictinus and Calibrates (Greek architects) and Phidias and Kalmias (Architectural designers), the Parthenon would approximately take eight to nine years to complete. Most of the money contributed to the building would be used in order to transport the marble stone from Mount Pantelakos. The Parthenon embodies many architectural features, which combine to give a plastic, sculptural appearance to the building. An upward curvature of the base along the ends and delicate convexity of the columns as they decrease in diameter toward the top and widening the corners of the columns towards the bottom in order to make it appear completely straight from looking afar. This would be considered the false work of the Parthenon. The dimensions of these columns are intended to make the building appear to be straight columns that have equal diameters for the top and bottom.