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The present day building is a replacement of the Basilica built by Constantine. Work started about halfway through the 15th century and continued up to the 18th century. Most great high renaissance architects have left their mark on the final design, but most important are Michelangelo and Bernini.
Bernini used the copper plates from the roof of the pantheon to cast the four twisted columns that support the ciborium above the altar.
February 22, 2005 change by brian_unc1
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