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Sint-Niklaaskerk

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Identification

Sint-Niklaaskerk
244386

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
masonry
limestone
exposed structure
light gray
gothic

Usages

church (roman catholic)

Facts

  • Previously on the same spot, from the 11th to the 12th century, there stood a Romanesque church.
  • In the beginning of the 13th century, construction of a new church, the current one, was started.
  • This church is a nice example of Scheldt Gothic.
  • Each belt consisted of 71 concrete blocks and four concrete corner blocks connected with 14 cables in high quality alloy steel.
  • The roof of the tower was lowered in 1674 after the original roof was damaged by a storm.
  • The reconstruction of the nave started in 1988 and is still ongoing.
  • The reconstruction of the transept started in 1967 and was finished on September 29, 1973.
  • The construction end of the church can be situated circa 1270.
  • The choir was reconstructed from 1975 to 1986.
  • From 1963 to 1967, the tower was reconstructed: the four corners of the tower were connected with enforced concrete belts at three different height levels: 24m, 33m and 44m.

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Location

14 Korenmarkt
Korenmarkt 14
9000
Gent
Flemish Region
Belgium

Technical Data

213.58 ft
213.58 ft
297.41 ft
96.62 ft

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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