Frauenkirche Dresden – mobile scaffold tower
Temporary access was required for maintenance work on the windows inside the dome of the historic Frauenkirche in Dresden. The issue was that the live load could be no more than 2kN/m² on the wooden circular floor within the dome but the topmost platform needed to be at approximately 16.5m.
Frauenkirche Dresden tower
Layher designed a mobile tower with a circular track which was easy for 2-3 men to move around. The stair flights were 2.00m x 0.75m with no single component being longer than 2.5m. The total weight of the scaffold was approximately 2,700kg.
Frauenkirche Dresden background info
The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. An earlier church building was Catholic until it became Protestant during the Reformation, and was replaced in the 18th century by a larger Baroque Lutheran building. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe. It now also serves as a symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial, following decisions of local East German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany, starting in 1994. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004, and the interior in 2005. The church was reconsecrated on 30 October 2005 with festive services lasting through the Protestant observance of Reformation Day on 31 October. The surrounding Neumarkt square with its many valuable baroque buildings was also reconstructed in 2004.
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