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Entry for Plateau Beaubourg competition

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Description: Entry for Plateau Beaubourg competition
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Description: Centre Pompidou: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument
~As much as 60 percent of the steel used for the construction of the Centre Pompidou’s parts other than the expansion joints is cast steel. The first span was installed on October 31, 1974, and in April 1975 the work was complete. To avoid on-site welding as much as possible, the parts of the skeleton are remarkably large. Each of the columns, produced in...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.91-102

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