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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 28],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
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Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Studio Nervi, Williams & Tazewell Copy Drawings 6-9, 1966 December 30Add to your cart.
Item 1: Drawing 6, Covered Arena Circumference ColumnsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Drawing 7, Covered Arena Main Entrance Bridge and Flank StairsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Drawing 8, Covered Arena, Plan Showing New Frame PositionsAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Drawing 9, Covered Arena Seating Ramp FramesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Studio Nervi, Williams & Tazewell Copy Drawings 10-16, 20 January 1967Add to your cart.
Item 1: Drawing 10, Covered Arena Post Tensioned R.C. Foundation Ring BeamAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Drawing 11, Covered Arena R.C. Buttresses - DetailsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Drawing 12, Covered Arena R.C. Buttress DetailsAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Drawing 13, Covered Arena Buttress GeometryAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Drawing 14, Covered Arena Dome Plan and SectionAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Drawing 15, Dome - Reflected PlanAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Drawing 16, Covered Arena Prefabricated Panels - DetailsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Studio Nervi Engineering Report, Covered Arena Dome (Metric), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Studio Nervi Engineering Report, Covered Arena Dome (Imperial dimensions added), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Studio Nervi Engineering Report, Vault and Precast Elements Geometry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: ISMES Engineering Report, Tests on Elastic Model, 1967 AugustAdd to your cart.
For Fraioli-Blum-Yesselman, Consulting Engineers, Norfolk.
Folder 7: ISMES Engineering Report, Wind Tunnel Tests, 1967 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
For Fraioli-Blum-Yesselman, Consulting Engineers, Norfolk.
Folder 8: Site Rendering and Letter from Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star, 1966 November 21Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Small Architectural Drawings, Scope and Chrysler Hall, undatedAdd to your cart.

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Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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