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Connecticut Mid-Century Modern Educational Buildings

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Ingalls Rink
New Haven, CT
Ingalls Rink was designed by Eero Saarinen and built from 1953-1958. The hockey rink is located on the Yale University campus and is nicknamed the Yale Whale. The building is made of concrete with a timber and aluminum roof supported by suspended cables. It cost $1.5 million to build which was twice the original estimate. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT
The Beinecke Library was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) and completed in 1963. This Yale University building features a marble fašade and courtyard. The marble panes of the exterior are 1 1/4" thick and filter light to protect the collection. There is also a sunken sculpture garden with marble pieces by Isamu Noguchi. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. [map]

Art & Architecture Building
New Haven, CT
The Art & Architecture Building at Yale University was designed by Paul Rudolph and built in 1958. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]