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Ingham / Fitch Halls

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1949, Eero Saarinen and Associates
  • Ingham/Fitch Halls

Taking his cue from Walter Gropius's 1924 Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany, Saarinen introduced a glass skyway bridge over a street to connect his two metal and glass-sheathed rectangular boxes. The bridge consists of two thin slabs (roof and floor) with a fenestration of repeated metal-and-glass squares. The design of this bridge and the manner in which it is connected to the two buildings make it one of Iowa's most successful examples of a skyway.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Ingham / Fitch Halls", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE198.7.

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