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Conjectural perspective of Mechlin (Mechelen) Cathedral showing the spire as originally intended

RIBA Ref No RIBA32553
Artist/PhotographerBrewer, Henry William (1836-1903)
CountryBelgium
CityMechlin
Subject Date1515
Image Date1800
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA809/4
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectCathedrals ; Town houses ; Spires ; Towers
NOTES: The original design for St Rumbolds Cathedral called for a 77 metre spire but only seven metres of it were ever actually built, hence the unusual shape of the present flat-topped tower. This drawing shows the cathedral as it may have appeared had the spire been completed.
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