Notes on the Geography of France: Paris 1: Gothic: Photo 41
The walls--arcade under tribune gallery or triforium under clerestory--have been modified over time and reduced from four to three stories. Originally there was a ring of round windows under the clerestory, but these were removed then reduced to part of the triforium. Although the piers are anything but diaphanous, the walls are less than a meter thick, much thinner than in Romanesque churches. A particularly light limestone was used in places that did not bear great weight.
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