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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
(1992)

Architectural legacy,   pp. 72-84 PDF (3.6 MB)


Page 76

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.
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