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Detail of the buttresses on Notre Dame Cathedral. Weight was carried by the ribs of the vault entirely outside the structure to a series of counter-supports, which were topped with stone pinnacles which gave them greater weight.
Detail of the buttresses on Notre Dame Cathedral. Weight was carried by the ribs of the vault entirely outside the structure to a series of counter-supports, which were topped with stone pinnacles which gave them greater weight.
Filename: French & English Gothic FEG0029.jpg
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