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The 40 ribs of the dome are in place! Over the next few weeks more work will be done on the dome structure and steel will be added for the glass and stone rainscreen that will begin next year. Progress continues...
These 40 ribs emulate the same design at Agia Sophia in Constantinople "But it was the dome that made Hagia Sophia the most complex building in antiquity. The shallow dome was made from 40 equally spaced ribs. Forty windows were then set at the dome's base, creating the sensation that the dome actually floated over the church." (PBS). Watch the construction live! Go to Earthcam.com or download their app to view the multiple cameras recording this historic rebirth of St. Nicholas.