The Hagia Sophia

Construction of the Hagia Sophia

During the construction of the Hagia Sophia was difficult but it was also successful. There was a lack of bilaterally symmetrical bultressing, plastic flow of mortar resulting in a shifting of walls,vaults,and settling of the foundation (learn.columbia.edu). Most people were resentful of the high taxes as the Hagia Sophia was being built (livescience.com). Importantly it was built but for a cathedral (livescience.com). Also it was the largest church built in Istanbul (howtoistanbul.com).
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Hagia Sophia looks amazing

The Hagia Sophia turned out beautiful and symbolizes amazing things.It is a domed monument with 2 floors centered on a giant nave, great dome ceiling with smaller domes, and has towering above ( Jarus, Owen). The Hagia symbolizes all glory of the Byzantium ( dl.ket.org). Also it represents all of turkey's past ( popular-archaeology.com).

Most importantly it turned out great

Most importantly it came out great and was created a long time ago. It's located in Istanbul, Turkey near Topkapi palace ( hagiasophia.com). It was created February 1,1935 ( teslasociety.com). The Hagia Sophia use to be a church, then a mosque, now the second most visited museum in the world (hagiasophia.com).
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Citations

Jarus, By. "Hagia Sophia: Facts, History & Architecture." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 1 Mar. 2013. Web. 11 Dec. 2015. <http://www.livescience.com/27574-hagia-sophia.html>.


"Hagia Sophia." Location -. Web. 11 Dec. 2015. <http://www.hagiasophia.com/listingview.php?listingID=1>.


"Hagia Sophia." Hagia Sophia. Web. 11 Dec. 2015. <http://www.teslasociety.com/hagiasophia.htm>.


Structure & Structural Problems | Hagia Sophia | Briefing | Professor Ousterhout | Medieval Architecture." Structure & Structural Problems | Hagia Sophia | Briefing | Professor Ousterhout | Medieval Architecture. Web. 11 Dec. 2015. <http://www.learn.columbia.edu/ma/htm/or/ma_or_discuss_hs_struct.htm>.