Northwest Store House

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Reconstruction of the Northwest Store House by Kronoskaf - Snapshot of the real time rendering of the prototype
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Reconstruction of the Northwest Store House by Kronoskaf - Snapshot of the real time rendering of the prototype

The construction date of the Northwest Store House is uncertain. Some authors date it from around 470 BC, others from around 435 BC... Those in favor of the latter date think that it was designed by Mnesikles, the architect of the Propylaea.

The back of the building merged with the Citadel Wall.

The original plan had two rooms, the first being 9 m wide by 11 m deep, and a portico of six columns in antis on the south. The portico was demolished during the contruction of the Propylaea and a wall was erected from the west of the Store House to the Propylaea.

The initial purpose of the building was probably to serve as a banquet hall. Some authors think that the construction was stopped in 433 BC by the decree of Kallias, so early that the area was later used as an open-air storing place.

References

Brouskari, Maria; The Monuments of the Acropolis, Athens: Archaeological Receipts Fund, 2001

Hurwit, Jeffrey M.; The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004

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