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|Architect||Barma and Posnik||
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|Location||Moscow, Russia map|
|Building Type||cathedral, large church|
|Construction System||bearing masonry|
|Notes||Eight colorful onion domes. 'Cathedral of the Interscession' or 'Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed'.|
|Discussion||Cathedral of St. Basil Commentary
"Barma and Posnik, the master builders commssioned by the Czar to do the job (there are reasons to assume that they were, in fact, one person) ... created a monument whose composition has no parallel in the entire history of world architecture. They built eight pillarlike churches on a single foundation, placed symmetrically round the ninth, central pillar crowned with a tentlike roof..."
Russia.Net - Moscow Sights
Up to 64 meters high inside.
On the south side of Red Square
Sources on Cathedral of St. Basil
Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. just mentioned, p402. The classic text of architectural history. Updated 1996 edition available at Amazon.com
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