Isaac Kremer/ January 14, 2018/ / 0 comments

The early Greek name for a royal palace. 2. A large oblong building with double columns and a semicircular apse at one end, frequently used by Christian emperors of Rome for religious purposes. Generally, they are oriented from east to west, with the apse in the east end to orient to the rising sun. That gave worshippers an opportunity to experience Christ in word, in eucharist, and in light. The shape differentiated the basilica from earlier pagan temples. Commonly the building had floor mosaics. Some leading examples include the Basilica of Maxentius, Rome; Santa Sabina, Rome; and Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna. Photo of San Lorenzo Basilica, Milan, 2019. (

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A nationally recognized downtown revitalization leader, downtowns Isaac managed achieved $350 million of investment, 1,300 jobs created, and were 2X Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist and a 1X GAMSA winner in 2023. His work has been featured in Newsday, NJBIZ, ROI-NJ, TapInto, and USA Today. Isaac is a Main Street America Revitalization Professional (MSARP) with additional certifications from the National Parks Service, Project for Public Spaces, and the National Development Council.

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