CDR-1365: SR Set: Structural Engineering Marvels

We stand in awe in front of some structures, simply because they seem so audacious and daring in the use of materials and design. And yet, a static equilibrium has been achieved, beginning in prehistoric times, throughout the centuries and ever more bold in our time with the help of computer programs. Master builders—often unknown—have shaped our sensitivity to our environment, our culture and sense of scale, our sense of belonging. While in no way comprehensive or complete, this group examines examples that stand out in their awe-inspiring nature, simply, because for the time they were built, they truly marked a new chapter in design and technological possibility.



Dva-0284
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Title: U.S. Pavilion, Expo 67, general view
Creator(s): R. Buckminster Fuller
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Pfb-0400
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Title: Louvre Entrance: the Pyramid
Creator(s): I. M. Pei
Description: General view from WSW, with court of the Louvre from across the street
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Pfb-0401
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Title: Louvre Entrance: the Pyramid
Creator(s): I. M. Pei
Description: on-axis view from W with principal entrance, fountains
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Arc-4613
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Title: Pei's Pyramids
Creator(s): I. M. Pei
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Psb-0077
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Title: Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
Creator(s): Frank Owen Gehry
Description: Plaza and main entrances, from S
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Sci-02890
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Title: Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum
Description: Exterior: Shot in moring, diffused lighting NE, Salient central elements of northern portion of complex
Vendor: Anthony Scibilia
Ard-41961
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Title: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Creator(s): Frank Owen Gehry
Description: Context view, looking southeast along the north flank, showing relationship with the Nervion River
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-41959
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Title: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Creator(s): Frank Owen Gehry
Description: View along the north flank looking west
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-41966
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Title: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Creator(s): Frank Owen Gehry
Description: Aerial view, looking north, showing forms at the center
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
ASp-1044
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Title: Alamillo Bridge. Motor and Pedestrian Bridge. constructed for the Seville World Exposition in 1992
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: Bridge over River Guadalquivir built for the Seville World Exposition of 1992.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
ASp-1049
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Title: Alamillo Bridge. Motor and Pedestrian Bridge. constructed for the Seville World Exposition in 1992
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: bridge over River Guadalquivir; pedestrian deck
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
ASp-1067
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Title: Alamillo Bridge. Motor and Pedestrian Bridge. constructed for the Seville World Exposition in 1992
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: bridge over River Guadalquivir; underside of bridge; massive reinforced concrete pylon support and 'ribs' of deck above
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
DAS-0327
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Title: Communications Tower
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: Likened to a kneeling figure, slender tower (130m) supports circular enclosed platform containing satellite dishes from which a tall needle-like antenna arises; white-painted metal cladding.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
DAS-0329
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Title: Communications Tower
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: Slender tower: close-up, interior view of platform circle.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Ard-26222
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Title: Milwaukee Art Museum: Quadracci Pavilion [addition]
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: Context view, looking southeast over the north plaza, depicting relationship to Lake Michigan
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-26220
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Title: Milwaukee Art Museum: Quadracci Pavilion [addition]
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: General view, looking east over Lake Michigan, depicting Windhover Hall with the Burke Brise Soleil ("wings") up
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-26229
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Title: Milwaukee Art Museum: Quadracci Pavilion [addition]
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: Detail, looking east, showing Windhover Hall with the Burke Brise Soleil ("wings") up, depicting the spine
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-26312
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Title: Milwaukee Art Museum: Quadracci Pavilion [addition]
Creator(s): Santiago Calatrava Valls
Description: Frontal view looking west and up within the Windhover Hall
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
HAA-01900
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Title: America's Cup Pavilion-'Veles e Vents'
Creator(s): David Chipperfield
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
HAA-01909
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Title: America's Cup Pavilion-'Veles e Vents'
Creator(s): David Chipperfield
Description: Overview of Pavilion structure from SE.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Ard-42707
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: Overall view, looking east, showing the full west flank from the promenade
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42700
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: West flank, view of colored entry marker
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.