In architecture and drawing, a scale drawing of the side, front or rear of a structure. A geometric projection of a building on a plane perpendicular to the horizontal; a vertical projection.Examples:English, from the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1897: Four views of the Roman Pantheon, 118 CE: front elevation, flank elevation, cross-section, and floor plan, late 19th century, engraving. The front elevation is the image on the upper-left. The flank or side elevation is on the upper-right. See cross-section, plan, and pantheon.