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Cultural and Convention Center, Norfolk, Virginia, Construction Plans

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Studio Nervi Original Drawings (Oversized)

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Cultural and Convention Center, Norfolk, Virginia, Construction Plans, 1966 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Will Hopkins

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Collection Overview

Title: Cultural and Convention Center, Norfolk, Virginia, Construction Plans, 1966Add to your cart.

ID: 002/RG 08/02/0000-001

Primary Creator: Studio Nervi (Firm)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: By record type, in numeric order where appropriate.

Date Acquired: 00/00/0000

Subjects: Architecture--Designs and plans, Architecture--Virginia--Norfolk, Buildings, Norfolk (Va.), Urban renewal

Forms of Material: Architectural drawings (visual works), Municipal government records, Reports, Technical drawings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Construction plans for the Cultural and Convention Center (Scope Arena and Chrysler Hall theater) in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Included are original architectural drawings, copy prints of these and other architectural drawings, and engineering reports. The bulk of the materials are from 1966 and were produced by Studio Nervi, a prominent architectural and engineering firm based in Rome, Italy. Some of the copy prints were created jointly by Studio Nervi and the local Norfolk architects Williams and Tazewell.

Collection Historical Note

Construction of the Cultural and Convention Center began in 1968. Scope opened in 1971 and Chrysler Hall opened in 1972. The Center was viewed as a cornerstone in the redevelopment and revitalization of Norfolk's downtown area.

Biographical Note

Studio Nervi was an architectural and engineering firm based in Rome, Italy. The firm was founded by Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979), a prominent 20th century architect renowned for his advanced structural designs using reinforced concrete.

Subject/Index Terms

Architecture--Designs and plans
Architecture--Virginia--Norfolk
Buildings
Norfolk (Va.)
Urban renewal

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is available to researchers by appointment.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Department of City Planning, Norfolk, Virginia, by donation

Related Materials: There are digital reproductions of the oversized Studio Nervi original drawings from Box 1, available by appointment only.

Preferred Citation: Cultural and Convention Center, Norfolk, Virginia, Construction Plans, RG 08-0000-001, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed October 2018.


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Box 1: Studio Nervi Original Drawings (Oversized), 1966 May 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Drawing 1, Site PlanAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Drawing 9, Sport Arena Roof PlanAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Drawing 11, Sport Arena ElevationAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Drawing 13, Sport Arena DetailsAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Drawing 2, Sport Arena Plan Level, 20'-4"Add to your cart.
Item 2: Drawing 3, Sport Arena Plan Level, 0'-0"Add to your cart.
Item 3: Drawing 4, Sport Arena Plan at Cantilevered Passage LevelAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Drawing 5, Sport Arena Utilization Plan, HockeyAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Drawing 6, Sport Arena Utilization Plan, ConventionAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Drawing 7, Sport Arena Utilization Plan, BoxingAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Drawing 8, Sport Arena Utilization Plan, Rodeo-CircusAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Drawing 14, Sport Arena Seat DetailsAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Drawing 14 BIS, Sport Arena Precast Elements DetailsAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Drawing 15, Sport Arena Elliptical Hall Roof DetailsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Drawing 16, Sport Arena Tribune SectionsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Drawing 18, Theater Plan Level 19'-4"Add to your cart.
Item 3: Drawing 19, Theater Plan Level 7'-10"Add to your cart.
Item 4: Drawing 20, Theater Plan Level 1'-8"Add to your cart.
Item 5: Drawing 21, Theater Plan Level 11'-0"Add to your cart.
Item 6: Drawing 22, Theater Plan Level 19'-0"Add to your cart.
Item 7: Drawing 23, Theater Plan Level 29'-10"Add to your cart.
Item 8: Drawing 24, Theater Plan Level 38'-8"Add to your cart.
Item 9: Drawing 25, Theater Plan Level 48'-8"Add to your cart.
Item 10: Drawing 26, Theater Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Drawing 27, Theater Cross-SectionAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Drawing 28, Theater ElevationAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Drawing 29, Theater ElevationAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Rolled DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Drawing 17, Sport Arena Interior ViewAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Drawing 30, Outside ViewAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Drawing 10, Sport Arena Section ViewAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Drawing 31, Air Conditioning SchemeAdd to your cart.

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