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Flying Buttress

Buttresses not fully attached to a building. To allow for the quantity of window space on stone Gothic churches, flying buttresses were introduced to take some of the load onto external support.

Notre Dame de Paris - France
Notre Dame de Paris - France
Milan Cathedral - Italy (16th c.)
St. Gatien - Tours - France
Winchester Cathedral - England
Basilica di San Vitale - Ravenna - Italy - ( 547 )
Chartres Cathedral - France
Wells Cathedral - England