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Reims Cathedral's concrete frame
The architect Henri Deneux was in charge of rebuilding the framework of Reims Cathedral, which disappeared in the great fire of 1914. He worked from an idea established in the 16th century using small pieces of wood assembled like a puzzle. He adapted it by using reinforced concrete instead of wood and manufactured 18,000 parts in his workshops. The whole process of creating and putting together the cathedral's new framework took two years.
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