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Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Daderot1953/1955

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Kresge Auditorium was designed by the architect Eero Saarinen at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The auditorium is defined by an elegant thin-shell structure of reinforced concrete, one-eighth of a sphere rising to a height of 50 feet, and sliced away by sheer glass curtain walls so that it comes to earth on only three points. Thin-shelled concrete technology was innovative for the times. The dome weighs only 1200 tons and is currently clad with copper.

Details

  • Title: Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Creator: Daderot
  • Date Created: 1953/1955
  • Location: Massachusetts, USA

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