Architectural Detail

JoLynne Martinez

What you see here is a detail of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts designed by internationally famous architect Moshe Safdie. In designing the building, he created a soaring glass lobby on the south side, which is held in place by 27 steel cables anchored in bedrock. When the steel cables were pulled taut during the construction process, the entire steel structure shifted two to six inches to the south. This tensioning provides stability to the structure and keeps the glass lobby securely in place.

Photographed in response to this week's Flickr Friday theme: Tension.

As with all my work, constructive critique is welcome, and faves are appreciated.

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