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General Electric Space Technology Center

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1961, Vincent G. Kling. Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276), I-76, and Conrad Dr.

The immense X-braced exoskeleton of the Space Technology Center is a remnant of the space race of the Cold War era. The ubiquitous Kling here shaped an efficient frame for General Electric's research center for guided missile nose cones, and the various more benign space ships, including the tiles for the space shuttle.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "General Electric Space Technology Center", [King of Prussia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-MO16.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 200-200.

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