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Virginia Mid-Century Modern Domes

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Norfolk SCOPE Arena
Norfolk, VA
The Norfolk SCOPE Arena was built in 1970-1972, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi. It is 440 feet long and 110 feet tall, enclosing 85,000 square feet and made of reinforced concrete. It bears a resemblance to Nervi's Palazzetto Dello Sport in Rome, Italy, built in 1956-1957 for the 1960 Summer Olympic Games. The SCOPE hosts conventions, concerts, sporting events, and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. [map]

Nervi designed the adjoining theater around the corner at the same time. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

More Virginia Mid-Century Modern Domes:
Alan B. Shepard Convention Center (The Dome): 1, 2, 3 (Virginia Beach) [gone]

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