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Amiens Cathedral

General Information

Structural Type: Rib vault
Function / usage: Cathedral
Built: 1220 - 1269
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Amiens, Somme (80), Picardie, France, Europe
Coordinates: 49° 53' 41.00" N    2° 18' 7.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

building area 7 700 m²
interior length 133.50 m
exterior length 145 m
height from ground to tip of spire 112.7 m
chevet width of a side aisle 7.30 m
nave width of nave 12.15 m
width of nave (on-centre distance of pillars) 14.60 m
height of nave vaulting 42.30 m
width of aisles 6.07 m
transept interior length 62 m
width of transept 29.30 m
exterior length 70 m

Materials

arches stone
columns stone
walls stone
vault masonry

Chronology

1218

The old cathedral is destroyed in a fire.

ca. 1230

Nave and western section of the transept are completed.

1250

1288

Maze by Renaud de Cormont.

1366

Construction of the towers begins. They are finished in the 15th century.

Participants

Architecture
Renovation
Architecture
Restoration
Architecture

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000274
Created: 21/05/1999
Last Updated: 22/07/2014