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Bucky's 60-Strut Tensegrity Sphere by TaffGoch Bucky's 60-Strut Tensegrity Sphere by TaffGoch
Bucky's sculpture currently hangs in the Engineering Centers Building at University of Wisconsin-Madison

“'Sixty Strut Tensegrity Sphere' is considered one of the most spectacular of [Buckminster] Fuller’s works in this concept • The structure consists of 20 three-strut ["tripod"] tensegrity prisms in an icosahedral (having 20 faces) form • Sixty tubes radiate outward from the center of its complex arrangement...."

"Originally created for a Dayton, Ohio bank in 1979, the sculpture was eventually donated to a Dayton art museum and later placed in storage • UW-Madison alumnus Leah Temkin saw it at a Chicago art show and purchased it as a gift to the college...."

"Tensegrity (tension + integrity) describes a structural-relationship principle in which each component of an architectural system stabilizes the others by balancing forces of compression and tension...."
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See discussion: Identify Structure of this Tensegrity

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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional
so nice 
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