Muenster Unserer Lieben Frauen, Ulm Cathedral
Structure in General
- 1474-1494 - Matthaeus Boeblinger finishes work on the square part of the tower, begins work on the octagon.
- The tower was completed in the 19th Century according to authentic medieval design. It became the tallest structure in Europe, surpassing the towers of Strassburg Cathedral.
- World's tallest "traditional" church tower, compare to the Chicago Temple Building.
- 1405 - Nave vaulted.
- 1392 - Ulrich Ensinger takes over as chief "Baumeister," begins work on west tower.
- 1844-1890 - Tower completed according to Boeblinger's design.
- 1529 - Work halted.
- 1494-1507 - Side aisles subdivided into two by Burkhard Engelberg.
- 1392 - Eastern portion completed.
- 1377 - Choir begun by Heinrich Parler.
- The two smaller towers at the East end of the Cathedral are both 86m (282ft) tall.
- The total weight of the tower & spire is 51,550 tonnes.
- 768 steps lead up by means of a dizzying open staircase to the almost the very top of the spire - the viewing platform is at 143m (469ft).
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