The design of these facades is very striking and unlike that of any other building in the world.
Francesco also have Romanesque facades and the latter and S.
At this point, perhaps out of regard for the remains of Ziani's palace, the work seems to have been arrested for many years, but in 1424 the building was resumed and carried as far as the north-west, or judgment, angle, near St Mark's, thus completing the sea and piazzetta facades as we now see them.
On occasions of festivals or pageants the balconies, the bridges, the boats, and even the facades of the houses, were hung with rich Eastern carpets or patterned textiles in gold and coloured silk.
Both facades have been recently restored, and the effect of them not altogether improved by modern mosaics.