Bigler, Brian J.; Mudrey, Lynn Martinson / The Norway Building of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair : a building's journey from Norway to America : an architectural legacy
Architectural legacy, pp. 72-84 PDF (3.6 MB)
The Gol Church, postcard view, c. 1913. Hansteen, architect of the Norway Building, was a member of the architectural team responsible for the restoration of this church when it was moved from Hallingdal, Norway, to the Royal Estate at Bygdoy in 1884. The Royal Estate later became the Norsk Folk Museum. Uttle Norway Collection. Perspective drawing of the Gol Stave Church shows the support framework (chassis) at ground level. Rising from the chassis are the staves, which support the gridwork and roof bracing, above. It is evident from the drawing that the staves are the interior elements; the exterior walls only enclose the building and do not support the structure. Drawing courtesy of Stav og Laft i Norge, Norsk Landsforbund, Oslo, Norway, 1969. 76 ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY '4's %-i-? 1'~ I', .~ /1 'I/I"""
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