Monday, April 03, 2006

ARCHIPEDIA - P is for...

Kings Chapel, Cambridge, UK

Pinnacle - mostly found in Gothic architecture where a buttress or parapet is terminated with a turret like form, often decorated with crockets etc. The main function of the pinnacle on a buttress is to provide mass for downward thrust. Here is an image of a new pinnacle prior to installation:-

More images of pinnacles by Andy Marshall

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