WIT Press

The Reconstruction Of The Sandstone Cupola Of The Frauenkirche In Dresden

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990801

Volume

42

Pages

19

Published

1999

Size

2,040 kb

Author(s)

W. Jager, H. Bergander & F. Pohle

Abstract

The entire original cupola of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was built in Saxon sandstone with iron anchor rings. In the early stages of planning the reconstruction of this unique dome, the engineers analysed the original structure. It was concluded that it would be possible to reconstruct in sandstone masonry because it would produce the obvious strength. To master the problem of cracking, prestressed anchor rings of steel bandages are to be provided under the faced stone layer of the outer wall of the dome. 1 Introduction For about 200 years the cupola crowned the silhouette of Dresden city. On approaching t

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