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Martin Marietta Astronautics (Johns Manville World Headquarters)

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Johns Manville World Headquarters
1976, The Architects Collaborative. 12275 S. Colorado 121

The September 1977 Architectural Record praised this joint design of Harry Weese, T. C. Enradi, Robert Geddes, William Le Messurier, Sheelhe and Gebharts, and landscape architect Hubertus J. Mittman for its “low, wide feel” and for “occupying the site sparingly” yet “as splendidly as a Greek temple.” The machine age building of glass and aluminum makes no concessions to natural materials or shapes. A skyscraper lying on its side in a spectacular natural foothills setting, it is now a part of the Martin Marietta complex.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Martin Marietta Astronautics (Johns Manville World Headquarters)", [Littleton, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 160-160.

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