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Tower/Curtain Wall Ratio

Postby Dragon Master » Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:41 pm


I just would like to know on average how much shorter should the curtain wall be then the towers it attches too.


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Postby jon_p » Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:01 pm

Usually the tower would be a bit higher. Maybe the wall 2/3 of the height of it.
But of course, if you plan to build it, you would want some way to get from the wall to the tower so you might want it a bit bigger.
Hope that helps.

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Postby Legomaat » Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:00 am

There is no fixed ratio for towers/walls and it depends on the time when they were built. Mostly, the wall towers are about one storey higher, so can walk through them from wall to wall.
But for the Bastille, for instance, walls and towers have the same (great) height.
And later on, during te development of the cannon, walls and towers were more and more lowered and finally, the tower bacame obsolete.

No two castles are the same. But on average, you can say that a corner tower is about 4 meter (13 feet) higher.
Towers of the gatehouse are (mostly) about 8 meter (26 feet) higher.

But that is not a fast and hard rule 8)
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