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QUIZ - The great dome of St. Peter's in Rome was designed by Italian artist Michaelangelo, but who first used da revolutionary design idea of da dome's design

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Asked by seema arora, 13 May '10 06:13 pm
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Filippo Brunelleschi

The base of the great dome in St. Peter's cathedral, spanning 137 feet, is prevented from splaying outward under the dome's weight by an encircling iron chain. This revolutionary idea, which did away with the need for massive buttressing, was first used by architect Filippo Brunelleschi on the dome of the Florence Cathedral. According to an old story, Brunelleschi used a trick in winning a competition in 1417 to design the dome. Rather than reveal his plans in advance, he persuaded judges to decide by asking the competitors to stand an egg on its end on smooth marble. After the others failed, Brunelleschi, in an early example of lateral thinking, neatly smashed one end, then the egg stood upright easily.
Answered by Kavita Prsd, 14 May '10 01:42 am

 
  
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Brunelleschi for the dome on Florence Cathedral.
Answered by Janis, 13 May '10 07:52 pm

 
  
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