Dome of Discovery

Dome of Discovery

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Dome of Discovery was a temporary building designed by architect Ralph Tubbs for the Festival of Britain celebrations which took place on London's South Bank in 1951. The consulting engineers were Freeman Fox and Partners, in particular Oleg Kerensky (later Dr. Oleg) and Gilbert Roberts (later Sir Gilbert) Like the adjacent Skylon tower, the dome became an iconic structure for the public and helped popularise modern design and architectural style in a Britain still suffering through post-war austerity. Controversially after the Festival closed, the dome was demolished and its materials sold as scrap. The site was cleared for reuse, and is now the location of the Jubilee Gardens, near the London Eye.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136622319
  • 9786136622316