The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 83 (2005) > Issues > Issue 23/24 > The Rotating scaffolding in the dome of St Paul's Cathedral
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The Rotating scaffolding in the dome of St Paul's Cathedral

Providing access for the cleaning of the internal surfaces of the dome and cone at St Paul’s Cathedral whilst maintaining business as usual was a challenge. Constructing an access system to a height of 45m suspended 33m above the church floor without contact or anchoring into the surrounding structure, and then to rotate it through sectors of 90°, was an even greater challenge. Raymond Gold, BSc(Eng), CEng Managing Director, RDG Engineering Consultants Ulrike Knox, BA(Hon) Dip.Arch. RIBA Associate, Purcell Miller Tritton