WIT Press

The Reconstruction Of The Cathedral Of Noto

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990481

Volume

41

Pages

12

Published

1999

Size

1,061 kb

Author(s)

S. Tringali, R. De Benedict is, R. La Rosa, C. Russo, A. Bramante, C. Gavarini, G. Valente, V. Ceradini, C. Toed, S. Tobriner, M. Maugeri, L. Binda & G. Baronio

Abstract

The Cathedral of Noto, one of the most important baroque monuments that has given notoriety to the town of Noto, collapsed the 13th March 1996, about five years after the earthquake of Santa Lucia that took place in December 13th 1990. The collapse has pointed out serious deficiencies in constructive materials of pilasters, even in their capacity to support vertical loads. The earthquake of 1990, therefore, has acted as "the last blow", coming after a long period of fatigue. The geometry of the church was

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