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Italian Renaissance Towers
Two of the four Italian renaissance towers on the Avenue of Palms, at each corner of the Court of Palms. Though they differ somewhat in outline from the two other towers facing the Court of Flowers, all four show a certain relation to the Giralda Tower in Seville, the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, in Athens, the Tower of Madison Square Garden and the San Francisco Ferry Tower. The design on top is like the lantern above the central dome of Saint Peter's in Rome and the lantern above the central dome of the Capital in Washington. The treatment, with the pink and blue design, is a frank use of the plaster assuch, colored after the old Roman and the later Italian style.