Giuseppe Benoni

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Giuseppe Benoni (1618–1684) was an Italian architect, active during the Baroque period, mainly in Venice.

He worked on a number of engineering problems for the Venetian Republic. In 1675, he directed the renovation of the Dogana da Mar, the customs house across the canal from the Doge's palace. The building has a rustication appropriate for a government office, much like Jacopo Sansovino's Zecca (or mint). It is decorated by two bronze atlantes bear a gilded sphere surmounted by the goddess Fortune holding a wind vane.