Pillars have been used by architect since our earliest beginnings, for supporting temple and palace structures. One is broad-based and beveled at bottom; both are 8-sided, but different personalities and sides are asymmetrically cut which means that they are not the same. Nature is imperfect have you noticed? Just like crystal points. But imperfection stimulates all life to grow; and for man too with pursuit of excellence and higher consciousness. Beautiful pillars with so much to give and teach us.