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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais

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Identification

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais
137720

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
light brown
gothic

Usages

church (roman catholic)

Facts

  • The construction of the central spire started in 1563 and was finished in 1569. This made the building 153m high, surpassing Notre-Dame de Strasbourg.
  • On April 30, 1573 when all faithful were collected for Ascension Day in the Cathedral, the spire and tower collapsed and crashed into the transept. Miraculously, only two people were injured. The tower was never rebuilt.

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Location

Rue Saint-Pierre
60000
Beauvais
Picardie
France

Technical Data

1568

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Cathedral title is officially assigned
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