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word of the week: PARAPET

October 3, 2010

PARAPET: A low, protective wall at the edge of a terrace, balcony, or roof. It is most frequently used to describe the part of an exterior wall that rises above the roof.

Compare the heavily classical parapet with Moorish influences on the Rookery building to the postmodern parapet with brightly colored zigzags on the Waveland Bowl building.

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