In architecture, a "wedding-cake style" is an informal reference to buildings with many distinct tiers, each set back from the one below, resulting in a shape like a wedding cake, and may also apply to buildings that are richly ornamented, as if made in sugar icing.
*In Italy, the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II is in "wedding cake style".
*The British wedding-cake style was created by Sir Christopher Wren, who often placed a steeple at the top of a series of classically-details diminishing lower stages (''illustration''), as with St. Paul's Cathedral.
*In the United States, the style has been predominant in New York City, thanks to the 1916 Zoning Resolution, a former zoning code which forced buildings to reduce their shadows at street level by employing setbacks, resulting in a ziggurat profile. The dome of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. is also described as being of wedding-cake style.
*In Russia, the wedding-cake style supercharged with boldly-scaled classical detailing is a typical feature of Stalinist architecture.
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