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The Dome Of Santa Maria Del Fiore

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The dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence has been a marvel to see because of its great ingenuity. At the time the cathedral had an open roof for decades due to the problem that no one knew how to add a dome atop of the existing structure. Then in 1418 the “overseers” of the cathedral had a contest for people to bring their plans in for the problem at hand, Filippo Brunelleschi was one of them. He was a skilled goldsmith and studied many other architectural outlets. The contest had a hefty prize of 200 gold florins, which lead to Brunelleschi motivation for the concept of the design. There is little of his discovery on how he came up with his concept of the octagon shaped dome because Brunelleschi was a very secretive person and didn’t
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