WIT Press

George Bahr's Constructural Concept And The Reconstruction Of The Cupola Of The Frauenkirche In Dresden

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990821

Volume

42

Pages

18

Published

1999

Size

2,061 kb

Author(s)

G. Zumpe, H. Rothert & M. Lugenheim

Abstract

The basic principles of constructing historical domes and especially cupolas is being described. Main emphasis is then placed on the unique idea of GEORGE BAHR to construct the Dresden FRAUENKIRCHE (Church of Our Lady). The discrepancies between his ingenious ideas and the reality of load distribution led to cracks right from the beginning. Ever since the idea to rebuild this landmark became reality two concepts of how to best carry out the reconstruction have been competing: 1. Restoration of the cupola in its original design which had been performed by GEORGE BAHR plus additional devices to prevent

Keywords