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Sint-Lambertuskerk, as seen from the Emmaplein
|Location||Koningin Emmaplein (Queen Emma Square), Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands|
|Architect(s)||Hubert van Groenendael|
Built between 1914 and 1916, the church was named after the Maastricht-born saint Lambert. At the time of its completion, it was the first church outside the old city wall. The church was designed by Hubert van Groenendael in neo-Romanesque style on a cruciform plan. The church was initially operated as a Roman Catholic parish church.
Soon after its completion in 1916, subsidence cracks developed in the structure. Ten years later, the church was restored and no further damage occurred until 1970. Beginning in 1970, portions of the structure began to sag and new cracks developed. Since 1985, the church has no longer been in use.
As of 2010, the church was undergoing a renovation at a cost of 12 million euros.