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Construction of the gigantic and symmetrical Königsplatz
square began in 1816, several years after the plans for a western entrance to the city had been drawn up. The Propyläen
to the west (Doric), Glyptothek
to the north (Ionic) and the Ausstellungsgebäude
(now the State Collection of Antiques
) on the southern side (Corinthian) are symbolic of religion, history and art. Crown Prince Ludwig, later Ludwig I, intended it to be a cultural forum. The Führerbau
Building) and the Academy of Music and the State Collection of Graphics can also be seen on the east side of the square.