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The Column

A column supports each end of the aqueduct. The column is a post with a pedestal base and pagoda-like roof. The column is placed at the center of curvature of the aqueduct near the top of the waterfall.

The post is formed by a cylinder (from Graphics`Shapes`) with the half height given below.

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[Graphics:../Images/index_gr_69.gif]

A roof is placed at the top of the post. The roof is made up of seventeen square plates with a variable size and rotation about the vertical axis. The plates are formed from a Cube and scaled to shape by AffineShape before positioning by RotateShape and TranslateShape.

[Graphics:../Images/index_gr_70.gif]

A pedestal base is placed at the bottom of the post.

[Graphics:../Images/index_gr_71.gif]

The specifications for post, roof, and base are combined in the function column with a color of Goldenrod.

[Graphics:../Images/index_gr_72.gif]
[Graphics:../Images/index_gr_73.gif]

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