Vertical decorative element in the form of slender, stone turret, topped with pyramid, whose edges are often decorated with crockets and often topped with “crocket flowers”. It is characteristic of gothic architecture. Pinnacle, in addition to his decorative role, also served as reinforcement of the buttresses. Additional pinnacle load led the vector of slanting force of strut more down. This prevented the building’s walls from being distorted by the vaulting force, and thus allowed the structural stability to be maintained. Pinnacle can be the top of a buttress, tower corners, wimpergs, etc. It is also used as an ornamental element in artistic craftsmanship. It is a frequent element of the crown of gothic tombstones, pastophories and altars.

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