work which stands upon arches and columns

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I am trying to form a sentence would you help me form it.

"Hagia Sophia is a work which stands upon arches and columns."

Here Hagia Sophia is the historical building in Istanbul, which is built between the years of 532 and 537.

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I am trying to form a sentence. Would you help me form it?

"Hagia Sophia is a work which stands upon arches and columns."

Hagia Sophia is a building which is partly* supported on arches and columns.

(* "Partly" because the structure of the building is a lot more than arches and columns. The main features are the dome and minarets, with a lot of masonry wall and vaulted ceiling constructiions)

Here Hagia Sophia is [STRIKE]the[/STRIKE] a historical building in Istanbul, which [STRIKE]is[/STRIKE] was built between [STRIKE]the years of [/STRIKE] 532 and 537 A.D.

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"the years of" is grammatically incorrect in the above. You could have used "the years" - it would be redundant though not grammatically incorrect.
"stands upon" doesn't work because it sounds as if the whole building is above the columns and arches. It's not. The arches and columns are part of the building.
 
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"the years of" is grammatically incorrect. You could have used "the years" - it would be redundant though not grammatically incorrect.
"stands upon" doesn't work because it sounds as if the whole building is above the columns and arches. It's not. The arches and columns are part of the building.

But what is the problem with work vice building. Because it's an important building for architectural reasons, isn't it a work?

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Click here to see images of the Hagia Sophia.

It's definitely a building or group of buildings - not what we call a work.
 
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The best understanding for me of what the OP started with is to assume they are talking of the ceiling art work. In that sense the works are indeed "standing upon arches and columns" as opposed to hanging in a frame on a wall.

I propose: The Hagia Sophia ceiling is a work of art standing upon arches and columns.
 

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I think "ceiling" should be plural in a massive building like that.
 

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But what is the problem with work [STRIKE]vice[/STRIKE] versus building.
See above. Versus is often abbreviated as vs.
 

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I think hhtt21 did mean the building itself is a work of art. Architects are not artists so we generally don't call a building a work.
 

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I think hhtt21 did mean the building itself is a work of art. Architects are not artists so we generally don't call a building a work.

Leonardo DaVinci was an architecture. For one of his buildings how can we say Leonardo DaVinci's famous building?

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He was an "architect" not "architecture". He wore many hats and he certainly incorporated his artistic talent to many of his creations and designs but again when we refer to his works we refer to his paintings or sculptures.
 

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Leonardo DaVinci was an architecture. For one of his buildings how can we say Leonardo DaVinci's famous building?
You could say Among Da Vinci's most famous works are the designs of Milan's cathedral and the Seattle Space Needle. (I don't recommend that you use this sentence as written.)
 

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You could say Among Da Vinci's most famous works are the designs of Milan's cathedral and the Seattle Space Needle. (I don't recommend that you use this sentence as written.)

Would you please explain why you don't recommend it to me, though that sentence is what I have been looking for?

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Would you please explain why you don't recommend it to me, though that sentence is what I have been looking for?

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Obviously the Space Needle being a much newer building is not a work of Leonardo da Vinci. That is just a an example sentence which is not necessarily factual.
 

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You could say Among Da Vinci's most famous works are the designs of Milan's cathedral and the Seattle Space Needle. (I don't recommend that you use this sentence as written.)

Would you please explain why you don't recommend it to me, though that sentence is what I have been looking for?

I've underlined and highlighted two key words in my post. You can use my example as a model, but it includes misinformation which you shouldn't repeat.
 
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