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Towers with a podium

Achyut P. Kanvinde entry, City Hall and Square Competition, Toronto, 1958, architectural model

Achyut P. Kanvinde, India

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A podium is a platform which is clearly differentiated from the spaces above it by its physical form or by the type of space inside it.  The taller tower section is then set back from the edge of the podium, rising above it.
Podiums can also be used to define the lower floors of a building without setbacks, when these floors hold common areas in contrast to the private floors above them.