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3 World-Famous Windows You Should Know

Windows are so commonplace that most people will pay them no heed until the need for a window replacement arises. Every now and then, however, certain windows come about that grab attention for their extraordinary design. Around the world, these windows are numerous, and it’s our pleasure to introduce you to some of them.

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1. England – York Minster Cathedral

One of the biggest cathedrals located in Northern Europe, the York Minster Cathedral boasts more than 128 windows, each one featuring historic stained glass made between the twelfth and twentieth centuries. The most prominent of these windows, however, are the Five Sisters Window, the Rose Window, the Great West Window and the Great East Window. These four windows showcase historical figures from the Catholic church as well as popular figures from the Bible.

2. Netherlands – Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

For a more modern take on stained glass windows, you can’t go wrong with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Functioning as an office space and as a museum, the cube-shaped building was created by Michiel Riedijk and Willem Jan Neutelings as cultural highlight for the City of Hilversum. It features 2,100 high-relief glass panels on its front side, which depict scenes from Dutch television.

3. U.S. – Chicago Cultural Center

Home to lectures, performances and exhibits, the Chicago Cultural Center is a popular destination for crowds inclined towards the arts. However, the building itself is an attraction, showcasing the world’s largest Tiffany glass dome, a 38-foot-diameter dome split into 243 sections framed by ornate cast iron and fitted with about 30,000 glass pieces.

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