Have you ever heard about the tallest wooden church in the world? Maybe you might want to ask of what interest that is to me. It is important because we are living in a replacement industry oriented environment. Many of our original wooden architecture are disappearing and we may just forget how valuable a resource is lumber.
St Georges’ Anglican Cathedral, situated in Georgetown Guyana, South America, is the tallest wooden church in the world. It is sometimes believed to be the tallest wooden twenty-first century building in the world. However, researchers to date have settled on it being the tallest church.
Precisely, St Georges’ Cathedral, as it is familiarly called in its community, is 143ft tall (43.5m) being built in 1894. This is over 100 Years ago. The structure is made completely out of a lumbar wood called Greenheart. The experts defined this lumbar as being second to none in durability to insects that penetrate familiar categories of wood. It is both nontoxic and irritating.
Besides being the tallest wooden church in the world, it displays a magnificent British architectural design. Reports are that it is characteristic of, ‘Gothic arches, clustered columns and flying buttresses.’ Just admire how beautiful a wooden structure can be. It still exits as an historical masterpiece worth preserving.
For more information on St Georges’ Cathedral Guyana read:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George%