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Saint Peter's Basilica

General Information

Completion: 1590
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Dome
Function / usage: Basilica

Location

Location:
Coordinates: 41° 54' 8.00" N    12° 27' 12.00" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

height 137 m
total length 193 m
dome diameter 42 m

Materials

dome masonry
tension ring iron

Chronology

18th century

The original iron tension rings placed in the masonry dome by Michelangelo were apparently insufficient so that serious cracking appeared in the dome by the 18th century. Vatican engineers added several more tension rings which seems to have been sufficient until now.

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Participants

Architecture
(role unknown)
Rehabilitation (1996-1999)
Scaffolding

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001062
  • Date created
    05/10/2000
  • Last Update
    26/02/2016