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Reconstruction Of The Kalwaryjski Church Tower Without Disassembling The 17.0m High Timber Spire

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990661

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,390 kb

Author(s)

J. Kubica, Z. Pajak, W. Starosolski, J. Glqbik

Abstract

Reconstruction of the Kalwaryjski church tower without disassembling the 17.0 m high timber spire J. Kubica, Z. Paj^k, W. Starosolski, J. Glqbik Department of Building Structures, Silesian University of Technology, PL-44-100 Gliwice, ul Akademicka 5, Poland EMail: jkub@katkon. bud.polsl gliwice.pl Abstract The paper deals the problems connected with restoration of one of the most famous and important pilgrim churches in Poland. The masonry tower of the 100 year old Kalwaryjski Church in Piekary Sl^skie (Upper Silesia) has failed, with the indoor and outdoor damages and destructions as a result of influences of aggressive mediums. The most dangerous damages were observed in the upper part of the tower. This part was practically completely devastated. The method of restoration of this tower is shown. The most affected upper part (ca. 8.0 m high) of the clay brick masonry tower walls was replaced with the new structure without the necessity of disassembling the 17.0 m high timbe

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