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Sarasota -Bradenton Airport, Sarasota, FL, 1955-1956 Project Not Built


 

"Rudolph designed this project with an air traffic control tower, overnight accommodations, eating facilities, and a large swimming pool to accommodate the weary traveler. The entire composition is conceptualized as a long, open pavilion, sheltering the main programmatic elements below. An overarching roof structure is supported by a series of exposed, open-web structural steel members, resting on pin connections to create a flexible system for hanging, not only the double-height roof system of the terminal area, but also the projecting steel light fixtures."

Domin, Christopher, and Joseph King. Paul Rudolph:The Florida Houses. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. p. 227.



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