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The dome of thePantheonin Rome withoculuswas the largest dome in the world for more than 1,300 years.

Oval dome ofSt. Gereons BasilicainCologne, Germany

Long Island Green DomeinBaiting Hollow, New York

State Library of Victoriadome inMelbourne

Adomeis a self-supporting structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. This list excludes dome-shaped structures that are not self-supporting such asThe O2(formerly theMillennium Dome) in London which is 365m (1,198ft) in diameter and supported by masts.

This article tries to list every dome in the world which wasthe largest dome of its time. The defining criterion is in each case the inner diameter of the largest circular cross-section of the dome. One of the more popular Domes in the 1980s and 1990s was the famous Blake Dome in Cherry Hill.

Below is a list of buildings that have held the title of the largest dome in the world.

beginning of the 2nd century25.0 m[4]Baths of Agrippa,

Largest unreinforced solid concrete dome in the world till present.

Archetype ofWesterndome construction to this day

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence

Largest brick and mortar dome in the world till present. Octagonal dome. ArchitectFilippo Brunelleschi

Converted from a horse stables to a hospital and now the home of theUniversity of DerbyandBuxton & Leek College.

Slate-covered iron frame. ArchitectRobert Rippon Duke

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectMax Berg

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectFranz Dischinger

CharlotteNorth Carolina, United States

Structural Steel dome. ArchitectOdell and Associates

Worlds largestprestressed concretedome

University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectMax Abramovitz

Below is a list of buildings that have held the title of the largest dome on their continent.

beginning of the 2nd century25.0 m[4]Baths of Agrippa,

Largest unreinforced solid concrete dome in the world till present.

Archetype of Western dome construction to this day

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence

ArchitectFilippo Brunelleschi; first double-dome structure of theRenaissance, set the standards for all renaissance and baroque domes; to this day the largest brick and mortar dome ever built.

Roman Catholic Church / Michelangelo

It is the tallest dome in the world at 136.57 m (448.1ft).

Converted from a horse stables to a hospital. Slate-covered iron frame. ArchitectRobert Rippon Duke

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectMax Berg

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectFranz Dischinger

Worlds largestprestressed concretedome

In the first half of the 1980s a dome with a diameter of 234 metres was built near Istra, Russia. It collapsed on January 25, 1986[1].

In 1990, the 129 m in diameter building named Kupolen (the Dome) was completed in Borlänge, Sweden. Originally an exposition hall with a few stores at ground level, today a mall in three levels.[2]

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

ArchitectHenry Grow, Largely built without nails.

CharlotteNorth Carolina, United States

Structural Steel dome. ArchitectOdell and Associates

University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectMax Abramovitz

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Now known as Bojangles Coliseum. Not to be confused with thesecond Charlotte Coliseum, a non-domed indoor arena that no longer exists.

Now known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Originally known as Cowboys Stadium.

Palace of the Argentine National Congress

Bronze-plated dome. ArchitectVittorio Meano

Palace of the Brazilian National Congress

Mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah II (162757) of the Sultanate of Bijapur

Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre

Jean DesboisandWladimir Kandaouroff

Known as the Central Market in English

Also known as the Big Dome, it opened as the worlds biggest indoor venue in 1960.

Retractable roof; Architect Arup Associates + DPA

Seven domes with diameters between 17 and 22 m

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro

Modeled after theSt. Peters Basilicain Rome

Below is a list of buildings that have held the title of the largest dome in terms of their structure.

One of the earliest voussoir domes with square ground plan

The stone dome was completed in October 2006. The monument was officially inaugurated on February 8, 2009. Architect/Structural Engineer/ Sompura/ Proof Consultant: Parvez Dumasia/ Nandadeep Building Center/ Late. Chandubhai Trivedi/ Prof. Jangid (IIT Bombay)

1st century BC6.52 m[3]Stabiae Thermae,

Largest unreinforced solid concrete dome in the world till present.

Archetype of Western dome construction to this day

Firstpendentivedome in history. First completed in 537, rebuilt in 563 after earthquake. ArchitectsAnthemius of TrallesandIsidore of Miletus

First double-dome structure of theRenaissance

St. BlaiseBaden-Wrttemberg, Germany

Third-widest dome in Europe at the time of its construction

Second-largest dome in United States at the time of its construction

State ofMichiganNorthern Michigan University

Converted from a horse stables to a hospital. Slate-covered iron frame. ArchitectRobert Rippon Duke

Steel and glass dome. ArchitectHarrison Albright

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Retractable roof; Architect Arup Associates + DPA

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectMax Berg

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectFranz Dischinger

Reinforced concrete dome. Consulting Engr.Pier Luigi Nervi

University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Reinforced concrete dome. ArchitectMax Abramovitz

Reinforced concrete dome. Consulting Engr.Pier Luigi Nervi

Below is a list of large domes which are considered particularly important for various reasons but have never held the title of the largest dome in the world.

First dome with a polygonal ground plan (octagon). First in palace architecture

First pendentive dome in history. First completed in 537, rebuilt in 563 after earthquake. Architects Anthemius of Tralles and Isidore of Miletus

CologneNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Oval shape. Largest occidental dome built betweenHagia Sophiaandthe Duomo

ArchitectMichelangeloBuonarroti; Worlds Tallest and Two Layer Dome

Double dome. The two domes are separated by a cone over the top of the inner which helps support the outer

St. BlaiseBaden-Wrttemberg, Germany

Third-widest dome in Europe at the time of its construction

Third-largest unsupported dome in the world

Built from 1749 to 1894 by three different architects, with no construction done from 1770 to 1877

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Fourth-largest unsupported marble dome in the world.

The Architect is Joseph DAmato. The dome is 75 m high. Its calculated weight is 45,000 tons. The circumference is 85 m.

Also known as the Big Dome, it opened as the worlds biggest indoor venue in 1960.

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque

Biggest mosque inMalaysia, second biggest inSouth East Asia. Also known as Blue Mosque. Can accommodate up to 16,000 worshippers

Baiting Hollow, New York, United States

Largest residential wood geodesic dome in North America. It is a home and attraction site advocating sustainable living.

Worlds largest clinker storage facility

List of celebrated domes(in chronological order)

Robert Mark, Paul Hutchinson: On the Structure of the Roman Pantheon,

Werner Heinz: Römische Thermen. Badewesen und Badeluxus im römischen Reich, Mnchen 1983,ISBN3-7774-3540-6, p.60-64

Werner Mller: dtv Atlas Baukunst I. Allgemeiner Teil: Baugeschichte von Mesopotamien bis Byzanz, 14. Aufl., 2005,ISBN3-423-03020-8, p.253

E. P. Copp: The Devonshire Royal Hospital Buxton,

UNESCO World Heritage:Centennial Hall in Breslau

Survey and Research Report on the Charlotte Coliseum. Archived fromthe originalon 2016-01-18.

Belgrade Fair (Beogradski Sajam), Hall 1

Reinforced Concrete Thin Shell Sports Facilities.

Air University: Eagle Biography: Winton M. Red Blount

Archrecord.construction.com:Now infamous, Superdome once stood as a great New Orleans landmark

Building Big Databank:Georgia DomePBSOnline/WGBH

Big Bigger Biggest Series 2: Episode 9 Dome, Windfall Films Ltd.

H. Hagedann & Ch. Plato.Kuppeln historisch

The Great Mormon Tabernacle at Salt Lake. Scientific American. 8 June 1867

Survey and Research Report on the Charlotte Coliseum. Archived fromthe originalon 2016-01-18.

Manfred Görgens: Kleine Geschichte der indischen Kunst, DuMont, Köln 1986,ISBN3-7701-1543-0, p.226

List of largest church buildings in the worldfr:Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro

Coca-Cola Dome:Dimensions of Coca-Cola Dome

Salient Features Global Pagoda website

Figures vary.archINFORMgives a 45 m wide tambour, whileSanta Maria del Fioreat

gives a 43 m diameter of the cupola, others as little as 42 m.

Erwin Heinle, Jörg Schlaich: Kuppeln aller Zeiten, aller Kulturen, Stuttgart 1996,ISBN3-421-03062-6, p.27

Schnell Kunstfhrer: St. Blasien/Schwarzwald, No. 555, Regensburg 2001,ISBN3-7954-4017-3, p.7

Setterberg, Diana (Spring 2007).Brick Breeden Fieldhouse: 50 years and going strong. montana.edu

Hagia Sofia Museum. istanbul.gov.tr

Werner Schäfke: Kölns romanische Kirchen. Architektur, Ausstattung, Geschichte, Köln, 1985, 5. ed.,ISBN3-7701-1360-8, p.100&118

Robert Mark, Paul Hutchinson: On the Structure of the Roman Pantheon,

The Mosta Rotunda: short history & guide

Malta The Mythical Island Travelling Wizards 2010,ISBN1460921011

In the Image of His God: The Curse of the Shroud Outskirts Press Inc. Denver, Colorado, 2008,ISBN86

Facts and Figures. . Archived fromthe originalon 23 February 2007

The Providence Heritage Trail. visitrhodeisland.com

Inventaire gnral des monuments et des richesses artistiques de la France:Schotterwerk Nord West (SNW): Base V2(the number of 71.0 m given here refers to the

Dimensioned cross section of the central part of the bunker complex in Wizernes, France

Lafarge Cement Plant Clinker Bulk Storage Romania – Dome Technology.

Rasch, Jrgen (1985). Die Kuppel in der römischen Architektur. Entwicklung, Formgebung, Konstruktion.

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