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CS 39 Final Project: Symmetry in Architecture Sravan Mokkala Introduction Lundetarn of Copenhagen Leaning Tower of Pisa Symmetry has existed in architecture for centuries. Shown above are two architectural masterpieces constructed four centuries apart. Both show many of the same types of symmetry and both are widely analyzed to this day. Symmetry is most often used in architecture for the purpose of acting as a unifying concept - something that brings all aspects of a piece together. But symmetry can be found in architecture in so many different ways that it is almost impossible to find a piece of architecture that exhibits no symmetry at all. If this is true, then why does any of this matter? It turns out that symmetry can be broken down into several different categories and sub-categories. Identifying these types of symmetry was a major component of this class. For this project, I wanted to learn how these types of symmetry convey ideas and motifs to the human eye. Why do architects ...