Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Twisted / spiral column
AKA barley-sugar, salomonica, torso column
A column so shaped as to present a twisted or spiral form
Twisted columns were inspired by those of King Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem
Used especially in Baroque architecture.
See also: spiral
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: St. John the Baptist R. C. Church
- Our Lady of Victory Basilica
- 120 Lincoln Pkwy.
- 181 Depew Ave.
- St. Gerard's RC Church
- Genesee Building/Hyatt Regency-Buffalo
- St. John the Evangelist RC Church