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Eero Saarinen's Model of the Gateway Arch
Eero Saarinen - Gateway Arch Model

Origin

Eero Saarinen

Type

Architectural Model

Effects

Makes all free-hanging and standing structures become catenary

Downsides

Internally redistributes material, causing instability

Activation

Proximity

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents

Section

Imhotep-218G

Aisle

662970-6935

Shelf

133630-2849-909

Date of Collection

May 5, 1996

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OriginEdit

Eero Saarinen was an architect whose works followed a futuristic design style. His most famous creations include the St. Louis Gateway Arch and the TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport. Planned as a monument to westwards American expansion, the world’s tallest arch was built upon the banks of the Mississippi River. The arch’s shape is that of a inverted catenary, a curve that an idealized hanging chain or cable assumes under its own weight when supported only at its ends.

EffectsEdit

The model causes free-hanging structures such as wires, cables, building supports, overhangs and balconies to become perfectly catenary curves. It will force the structure and anything attached to it to reform internally, which can cause severe imbalance and liability to collapse or topple when disturbed.

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