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The Dalí Museum – St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.

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Building:The Dalí Museum
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Architect: HOK Architects
Structural Engineer (s): Walter P. Moore & Associates Inc.
Area: 68,000 sq. ft.
Completed: January 2011

AE Interests: Three-story museum structure symbolizes a “treasure box” that shelters the 2,000 piece collection inside from category 5 hurricane winds and storm surges. 18-inch-thick concrete walls with free-form glass geodesic structure. 75-foot-tall geodesic glass “Enigma” and 45-foot-tall “Igloo” are formed by 1,062 undulating faceted glass panes, with no two alike. Poured-in-place, sculptural concrete spiral staircase inside.

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Written by Tania Vazquez

September 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Posted in Built

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