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David S. Ingalls Rink

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Eero Saarinen
location Connecticut, New Haven
function sport
contributed by thom

The David S. Ingalls Rink was designed by Eero Saarinen and built for Yale University. It seats 3486 and features an innovative structural system with the roof being supported by a 90m reinforced concrete arch from which a cable net is hung that supports the timber roof, creating an elegant curved roof and ceiling. The expression of the structure and its use to create curved sculptural forms efficiently is typical of Saarinen's work. The rink underwent a major renovation in 1991 and another renovation and expansion is planned to begin in 2009. The building has been nicknamed 'The Whale' because of its appearance.

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David S. Ingalls Rink
Sachem Street 73
United States
Project is public!
Opening hours The rink is currently undergoing renovations and is in use as a sports venue. The interior is clearly visible from the street.
How to get there? Take I-95 to I-91. Take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street). Go straight through three lights. At the fourth light, turn right onto Prospect Street. At the next light, turn left onto Sachem Street. Ingalls Rink is on your right.
Completion 1958
ArchitectEero Saarinen
Client Yale University
Project ID 3497
Latitude/Longitude 41°19'00N 72°55'30W
Contributed by thom
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