Structural Engineering Slide Library

Modern domes: Thin shell

Thumbnail Image Image-GoddenE36 Auditorium Building. Thin concrete shell roof supported on a ring-beam. This shell and ring were made at ground level and jacked up into position on top of the columns. (Anderson, Indiana)
Thumbnail Image Image-GoddenE37 Auditorium Building. Inside the thin shell dome. The scale of the structure can be seen from the figures standing at the entrance to the auditorium. (Anderson, Indiana)
Thumbnail Image Image-GoddenE38 Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This truncated spherical shell is supported at three symmetric points. It is 1/8th of a sphere of radius 112 ft., and is 157 ft. span from supporting pin to pin (Boston, Massachusetts)

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