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The double colonnade of the Stoa of Attalos

The Stoa of Attalos is a two-story building, 116 by 19.4 meters (381 ft x 63 ft 8 in), with a Doric colonnade on the ground floor and an Ionic upper colonnade incorporating a balustrade. All the facade is in marble. The inner ground floor colonnades are equal in height to the exterior to support the floor above, but at double spacing they are Ionic. The inner colonnade of the upper floor has columns of palm-leaf design developed in Pergamum. There is a row of rooms behind the colonnades on both floors.
















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