The giant octagonal dome of the Florence cathedral was completed more than a hundred years after the rest of the church. Zoom in to get a peek at how the Duomo was constructed.

Illustration by Fernando G. Baptista, National Geographic
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Photo. The Florence Cathedral, birthplace of the Renaissance.