This Building would be part of the influence of royalty. It was built for and lived in by many members of the royalty of Paris through multiple generations. As well as many important event have taken place in this palace as well. Such as it being the site where the Treaty of Versailles was signed which ended World War I. This building shows the skills and capability’s of human’s to make a monument that can stand the test of time and be examples of human achevment for years. It is a living piece of visual art. The Versailles Palace is a fantastic example of the skill of the artist and architecture mastery of the Baroque period architects. This Lavish wonder was originally ordered to be and built for Louis XIII in 1624 as a simple hunting lodge in the village of Versailles, which is outside of Paris. The small non lavish structure was the base and eventually would be transformed into the future fabulous and lush Versailles palace. Over the next 100 years. The palace was started by an architect named Louis Le Vau he was assisted by the painter Charles Le Brun and decorator Andre Le Notre. In the making of this building nearly 37,000 acres of land was cleared to make room for this palace numerous 1,400 fountains and 400 pieces of sculpture at its finish. In 1676 another architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, was put in charge of redesigning and enlarging the palace even further. Hhardouin-Mansart added the second story and built the Hall of Mirrors as well as adding on the north and south wings. The chapel was built last and was finished after Mansart’s death in 1708 by his son-in-law Robert de Cotte. The construction of the Palace of Versailles was finally completed near the end of Louis XIV’s life.
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