HC-Lecture12-GreatMasonryDome

HC-Lecture12-GreatMasonryDome - that it was (until...

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Heavy Construction Heavy Construction Lecture #12 Lecture #12 The Brick Masonry Dome of Santa María del Fiori L Prieto-Portar 2008
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The dome of Florence’s cathedral, Santa María del Fiori was designed and built by Fillippo Brunelleschi (1377 – 1446). Brunelleschi was an engineer, and became one of the most important pioneers of the early Renaissance. He invented a method (and the machines) to build the world’s largest dome since the Pantheon in Rome. The most remarkable achievement was not only
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Unformatted text preview: that it was (until recently) the worlds largest dome, but it was built without any type of scaffolding from below! Brunelleschi started the dome in 1420 and completed it in 1436. It was built entirely with bricks. Brunelleschi chose to build the dome based on an arch known as a quinto acuto . The skeleton ribs of the dome. The nine horizontal circles that tie the ribs together. The brick masonry was laid in this herringbone pattern....
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