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dc.contributor.advisorJohn A. Ochsendorf.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZawisny, Natalia Cen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-30T19:01:15Z
dc.date.available2015-10-30T19:01:15Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/99618
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 123-124).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Guastavino Company designed and constructed thousands of incredible thin shell masonry domes, arches, and staircases in America from the 1880s to the 1960s. This thesis traces the design process of the Guastavino Company from the late 1890s to the mid-1900s through their original structural drawings held at the Avery Library Archives at Columbia University. The drawings are analyzed to reveal the Guastavino Company's innovation of graphic statics techniques, advanced calculations, and strategic designs. No one has ever studied the original drawings. The design process for Guastavino Jr.'s arches and domes is formed through the examination of the barrel vault calculation drawing for the St. Francis de Sales Church (Philadelphia, PA - 1908) and the dome calculation drawing for the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (NY, NY - 1909). The research presents the ingenuity of the Guastavino Company in their structural calculations and in particular, Rafael Guastavino Jr.'s outstanding contributions.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Natalia C. Zawisny.en_US
dc.format.extent167 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectCivil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.titleGuastavino structural calculationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc926705327en_US


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