How Brunelleschi Built Santa Maria del Fiore's Dome (VIDEO)

| Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:30
Santa Maria del Fiore's Dome

Filippo Brunelleschi, one of the most notable architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance, is best known for one brilliant work: the construction of the dome of the Florence Cathedral.

He built the largest dome ever seen at the time – with no formal architectural training. Experts are still puzzled at his methods.

In the video below, National Geographic looks at “How an Amateur Built the World’s Biggest Dome”: