The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 60 (1982) > Issues > Issue 1 > A Dome in Jerusalem (the Reconstruction of the Dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre)
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A Dome in Jerusalem (the Reconstruction of the Dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre)

The design and reconstruction of the dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is discussed. Fire and earthquakes had caused progressive deterioration since 1927, to the 100-year-old structure. It was originally built by the Russians, using prefabricated wrought-iron arches which supported inner and outer mortar shells, the latter being lead covered. I.H. Reith