Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rebuilding Our Lady

The Frauenkirche is no stranger to reconstruction, especially as it was nearly rebuilt after WWII when the roof caved in and one of the towers was badly damaged. And since work was completed on this project in the 1950s, it has seen several face lifts. The Munich Icon is currently going through another set of repairs, albeit much less severe. You can see one of the towers completely covered with scaffolding. The dome was oringally built in Saxon sandstone with iron anchor rings. At 99 meters tall, the towers will remain the tallest structures in the city, especially given the fact that the city of Munich passed an ordinance banning any structures above 100 meters tall.

No comments: