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Chartres Cathedral: Mismatched West Towers

Mismatched West Towers

The only element detracting from Chartres Cathedral's elegant symmetry is the mismatched west spires. The south spire is a 349-foot (105m) plain Romanesque pyramid dating from the 1140s, while the north is a 377-foot (113m) early 16th-century Flamboyant Gothic spire on top of an older tower.