Assembly Hall Construction (3) | University of Illinois Archives
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Aerial view of the Assembly Hall nearing completion with a caption accompanying the photo that reads: "Giant Dome Finished -- The final bucket of 3,042 cubic yards of concrete was poured today for the giant dome of the University of Illinois $7,750,000 Assembly Hall, completing the reinforced lightweight concrete folded plate roof. Dome diameter is 400 feet. The view shows depth of the folded plate roof, from the shadows. Dome will be covered with water-proof plastic and a plastic coat which will glow."
Found in RS: 39/2/20, Box BUI - Assembly Hall, Folder BUI - Assembly Hall Construction 1960
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