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Unformatted text preview: foundation, making for less space and light to be let in, the buttress was moved away from the structure, opening it up to sunlight, while at the same time allowing for heights that were previously impossible. Another advancement was the pointed arch, which would allow for wide openings in windows and doorways while remaining structurally sound. These achievements would be applied, along with the ribbed vault, in order to construct some of the most amazing structures of all time....
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course HIST 175 taught by Professor Friedel during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
- Spring '08
- Middle Ages