Found project: Frauenkirche München


    Project : Frauenkirche München

    Language variant : Cathedral of Our Dear Lady

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 1525

    Locality : München

    Country : Germany

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    Built on the site of the original Romanesque church, the brick cathedral dominates the skyline with its 109 m length, 37 m width, 33 m high vaulting and 99 m high two towers.

    The church was completed in only 20 years and its bulbous tower cupolas (1525) have become the symbol of the city. The interior is dominated by closely spaced octagonal columns.

    Heavily damaged in the war, vaulting and window tracery were replaced with reinforced concrete in 1948–53, and the four rows of dormer windows on the roof were eliminated. Today’s bare interior is an expression of the postwar style. Restoration in 1992–93 returned Erasmus Graser’s choir stalls.

    Nerdinger, Winfried: Architekturführer München. (Translation). Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin 2007, p. 2.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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