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cca
08-29-2008, 08:37 AM
Assignment:

Post a photo of ...

Boston Buildings which use pendentives.

statler
08-29-2008, 08:47 AM
Sound like fun. You could have picked an easier first object though. ;)

For those who don't know:

pendentive
In architecture, a triangular segment of a spherical surface that forms the transition between the circular plan of a dome and the polygonal plan of its supporting structure.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2d/Pendentive_and_Dome.png/180px-Pendentive_and_Dome.png

cca
08-29-2008, 09:45 AM
Without doing a crazy amount of "worktime" research ... I can only confirm that Boston has 1 set of 4 pendentives. I am sure there are many more ... but I only know of one at the moment.

cca

Lurker
08-29-2008, 09:21 PM
Almost every Orthodox church in the city is built that way

ablarc
09-01-2008, 12:19 PM
Don't forget the squinch.