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Votivkirche

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Identification

Votivkirche
111333

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • Architect Ferstel won the 1854 competition with a well-studied design based on French Gothic models.
  • An important part of the Ring development, the Votivkirche is also considered an outstanding example of strict Historicist architecture.
  • The Votivkirche was commissioned by Kaiser Franz Joseph as an act of devotional thanks for his life being spared in an unsuccessful attempt on his life.
  • The Votivkirche is the 2nd tallest church in Vienna, after the Stephansdom.

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Location

Rooseveltplatz 8
Rooseveltplatz 8
1090
Vienna
State Vienna
Austria

Technical Data

324.80 ft
324.80 ft
1856
1879

Involved Companies

Heinrich Ferstel
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