ARCHITECT, German
(active 1230s in Lotharingia)

Exterior view

begun 1230s
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Cathedral, Metz (Moselle)

The construction of Metz Cathedral was begun in the 1230s. The space was limited at both ends, the choir and the transept in the east could therefore be constructed only much later, between 1486 and 1530. The building was probably intended to be a little lower, as the low arcades indicate, but after a change of plan it was then adapted to the most modern French architecture. In this way it received not only an unusually tall, light-filled triforium, but also gigantic clerestory windows.




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