What 360-degree Views of Gothic Cathedrals Reveal

Curator: Bec Brittain
date: February 20, 2015
Categories: Architecture
Beauvais Cathedral

I've been revisiting Gothic cathedral structure again and getting so inspired. Columbia University has been mapping as many as they can with 360-degree panoramas, so you can poke around up on the ambulatory roof terraces and really get a sense of the exoskeleton scaffolding of the buttresses.  

I love the idea of primary, secondary, and then tertiary layers of structure. Of course, many of them are failing and falling, but I love the makeshift measures  (as seen in the second pic) to keep the buildings up, it's just adding another layer of support.

Beauvais Cathedral

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