Rose Center For Earth And Space

by | 23. Jul 2012

Cultural | Extention/ redesign | Feature
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Traditional columns have been replaced by two-way roof trusses and unique wall trusses that support the glass curtain walls.

The suspended glass curtain wall, entirely tension supported, is among the first of its magnitude to be built in the United States.  A vertical and horizontal tension truss system holds the 736 individual panes of glass in place.

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Other project elements are the new Columbus Avenue entrance, expanded restaurant and retail facilities and an educational resource center. A glass enclosed walkway connects the Columbus Avenue entrance with the Planetarium.

 

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CITY New York, New York
COUNTRY USA
CONSTRUCTION YEAR 2000

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