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Frauenkirche

General Information

Beginning of works: 1726
Completion: 28 February 1743
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Dome
Function / usage: Church

Location

Location: , ,
Coordinates: 51° 3' 7.17" N    13° 44' 29.72" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

height 91 m
building volume 85 760 m³
basement net ground area 2 160 m²
ground floor net ground area 1 780 m²

Cost

Reconstruction
construction cost (without tax) Euro 131 100 000

Materials

dome stone

Chronology

26 June 1726

Cornerstone ceremony.

1727

The old church is demolished.

1736

Johann Sebastian Bach plays on the organ built by Gottfried Silbermann.

1738

The sandstone dome is completed.

1924
- 1932

Complete restoration.

1938
- 1943

Complete restoration.

15 February 1945, 10:00

Fires in the church weaken the columns to the point that the dome collapses

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Participants

Initial construction
Architecture
Reconstruction (1994-2005)
Overall planning & design
Architecture
Geotechnical/geological experts
Checking engineering
Co-contractor
Subcontractor
Prestressing
Building services engineering

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20003327
  • Date created
    20/05/2002
  • Last Update
    30/01/2020