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Rice and the Astrodome: Rice Historical Society presentation
"Rice and the Astrodome"
by Jim Gast

author of The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle
Saturday, February 21, 2016
1:30 pm
McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall
reception following

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Details here:
http://ricehistoricalsociety.org/events_calendar.html

Jim Gast is a Cornell alum and a veteran architect with over 30 years experience. His book is the first to take an look in-depth at the design and construction of the Astrodome, highlighting the people who made it happen and the often-unprecedented problems they overcame. More info here:
http://astrodomebook.com/
01-30-2015 03:41 PM
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RE: Rice and the Astrodome: Rice Historical Society presentation
Bump -- good event coming up!
02-01-2015 08:18 PM
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RE: Rice and the Astrodome: Rice Historical Society presentation
As an architecture student I remember the presentation the architects made to the school. They were hyped about what they had done: "The Shamrock Hilton would fit inside," etc.
02-01-2015 09:54 PM
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(02-01-2015 09:54 PM)grol Wrote:  As an architecture student I remember the presentation the architects made to the school. They were hyped about what they had done: "The Shamrock Hilton would fit inside," etc.


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