A summerhouse or open-sided gallery, usually at rooftop level, commanding a fine view.
- Here NGP proposes inserting what is effectively a completely new glazed building into the hole, rising on tall columns to provide an inhabited roof level with a cyclopean belvedere of a west wall.
- The roof accessible to visitors becomes a public belvedere from where to enjoy views over the Elm Garden and the future River Park.
- All that was left of the old mansion was the belvedere from which to view sunsets that Bonaparte often compared to those of Venice.
Late 16th century: from Italian, literally 'fair view', from bel 'beautiful' + vedere 'to view'.
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