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Structural Elements

supporting and resisting elements
abutment
anta
base
basement
buttress
flying buttress
foundation
pier
pillar
piloti
platform
plinth
squinch

spanning and projecting elements
beam
cantilever
corbel
lintel

arch, dome or vault components
barrel vault
boss
rib
vault

enclosing structural elements
canopy

structural frames
trabeated

structural assemblies
aedicula
colonnade

barriers
balustrade
grille
lattice
portcullis
railing

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