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St Pauls Cathedral - Section through Wrens Dome

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St Pauls Cathedral - Section through Wrens Dome

A section drawing through the dome of St Pauls Cathedral, the architectural masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren. The inner brick dome stands 218 ft from the floor of the cathedral, with the top of the stone lantern pinnacle rising a further 100 feet into the London air. An internal brick cone supports the outer dome and the stone lantern

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Brick Christopher Cone Dome Internal Masterpiece Outer Pauls Pinnacle Scale Section Thornhill Wren


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St. Paul's Cathedral: A Section Through Wren's Dome - An Architectural and Historical Masterpiece This section drawing offers a unique perspective into the architectural brilliance of Sir Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The intricately detailed illustration showcases the renowned dome, which stands proudly at a height of 318 feet (97 meters) from the cathedral floor. The inner brick dome, measuring 218 feet (66.5 meters) in height, is supported by an internal brick cone that strengthens the structure and allows the outer dome to gracefully rise above. The dome's grandeur is further accentuated by the stone lantern and pinnacle, which ascends an additional 100 feet (30.5 meters) into the London sky. The lantern, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Sir Robert Hooke, is crowned with a gilded ball and cross, adding a touch of elegance and spiritual significance to this architectural marvel. The meticulous design of St. Paul's Cathedral is a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the 17th century. The brick cone, which supports the outer dome, is a clever engineering solution that allows the dome to withstand the weight of the structure while maintaining its iconic shape. The stone lantern, with its intricate carvings and ornate detailing, is a stunning visual complement to the dome and adds to the cathedral's historical and architectural significance. This section drawing, with its precise scale and intricate detail, provides a rare glimpse into the inner workings of this architectural masterpiece. It is a reminder of the rich history and enduring beauty of St. Paul's Cathedral, a symbol of London's resilience and a testament to the genius of Sir Christopher Wren.

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