By Dr Anthony Geraghty
Last updated 2011-02-17
The Final Design as depicted by Theodor Schwertfeger (1750)
Christopher Wren's final design was radically different to the 'Warrant' design, approved by Charles II. The principal changes:
St Paul's has always had its critics. For many, the final design remains a disappointment against the perfection of the 'Great Model'. But building projects on the scale of St Paul's are seldom straightforward, and the design history of St Paul's reveals the doggedness with which Wren pursued his artistic vision: to crown the London skyline with a great domed church.
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