Barrel Shell Roof Used for Two Natatoria in Chicago

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Title: Barrel Shell Roof Used for Two Natatoria in Chicago

Author(s): Dimitri Nesterenko and Harold Sommerschield

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 59

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 873-886

Keywords: none

Date: 7/1/1962

Abstract:
The use of reinforced concrete barrel shells for the roof over natatoria, or swimming pools, provides a utilitarian and esthetically attractive structure. An area approximately 90 x 1 12 ft is covered by each of these shells. Basic design characteristics and construction procedures are discussed. Methods used to solve unusual subsurface conditions encountered, and winter construction precautions are reviewed.