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During the Great Fire in 1666, viejo St Paul"s had been assumed to be comparatively safe —apoyándose so much so the piles of belongings and merchandise, consisting of the stock of ns booksellers y stationers of adjacent Paternoster Row, were piled in the Nave y Churchyard for safekeeping.
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no as soon as on ns morning of Tuesday 4th September (the third trabaja of ns Fire) the roof of ns Cathedral recorded fire, los lead on the roof together with los burning roof timbers fell crashing abajo upon ns goods save on computer there, i m sorry simply added fuel to the flames. No
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much less than uno week before, it had been made decision that one elaborate destinado a of repair, including ns replacement the the old spire with un dome, have to be undertaken. This nuevo disaster rendered the impossible. From now on, ns question was, what an accurate shape a nuevo cathedral must take.
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ns week delaware the fire Christopher Wren gift to King charles II his plan for rebuilding the city of London, with a nuevo cathedral y a new Royal Exchange at ns focal points. No
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no shortly after, he to be appointed one of ns commissioners for ns rebuilding of ns City, y was to be responsible overall for ns rebuilding of cincuenta y dos city churches, y much else besides.
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no but dreams he and others may have had actually for a highly-planned ciudad with radiating streets never stood a chance the realisation, y the ciudad rose again on substantially ns medieval ground and street plan. This conservatism was to be felt in ns case of ns Paul"s as well.
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no Wren"s an initial design because that the nuevo Cathedral is normally called ns First Design. It was completely worked fuera by 1669, y was un complete break with any medieval pattern for a cathedral. A model of this design was made, yet this style did not win applause.

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It was felt to be on too small uno scale for los city, y it was also remote in destinadas from anything which people recognised as un cathedral.
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no In 1673, un second model was under construction, i beg your pardon survives complete, y is preserved directly above ns Chapel of st Dunstan in what supplied to be called ns Trophy Room. No
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no It appears that this style was Wren"s favourite - and indeed many modern-day writers agree that it is uno finer building than the Cathedral i beg your pardon he lastly built.
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yet once more, that layout to be felt come be too original, y too little adapted to los liturgical requirements of one Anglican cathedral.
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Wren then, so us learn desde his grandson"s "Parentalia", set out to mediate these needs for a largo Nave and a commodious Quire:
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no "He then turned his thoughts to un Cathedral-form (as they referred to as it), but so rectified as to reconcile, as near as possible, ns Gothic to uno better way of architecture." His design, as built, noted for a Nave and aisles in the familia arrangement, y bore in part respects ns close resemblance to the old Cathedral. It was un strange y unsatisfactory compromise, however it winner approval.
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no uno Royal Warrant was issued by charles II in 1675 for making a empezar on the new Cathedral, which was to be sponsor by a tax ~ above coal carried into London. No
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no happily for Wren (and because that posterity), the Warrant granted Wren "Liberty in the Prosecution of ns Work to do Variations, rather ornamental than essential, as from time to hora he shall view proper". Wren began at when to make adjustments to los plan, y continued to perform so throughout.
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One of the more mostrar claramente changes is that he raised ns height of ns outer walls above the height of ns aisles as much as the full height the Nave y Quire.
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In los concealed spaces thus developed he put flying buttresses come carry ns thrust of los Nave and Quire vaults. No
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by December of 1697 the Quire was totally furnished, and brought into usar for the first time, come celebrate ns Peace that Ryswick.

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los Bishop the London, enrique Compton, preached a sermon on los text: "I was glad when they claimed unto me, let us go up into the house of the Lord."
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no During los very final stages of the project, Wren to be hoisted in ns basket come supervise progression in the lantern above los Dome, and it was thus in mil setecientos diez that he saw his estaban laying the last stone of the building.