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Title: Construction Features Of The Zeiss Dywidag Dome For The Hayden Planetarium Building
Author(s): R. L. Bertin
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 449-460
Abstract:A brief history of the evolution of curved struc- tures is given as an introduction to the description of the construction of the dome for the Hayden Plane- tarium. The Zeiss-Dywidag dome for the planetarium is a hemisphere, 8 ft 6 in, in diameter on the in- side, the shell is 3 in. thick. In constructing the form- work, a self-supporting structure was adopted which would follow the geometrical characteristics of a sphere.
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