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Norfolk: Scope Arena

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When it was opened in 1971, the Norfolk Scope, a multipurpose arena, was the second largest complex in Virginia after the Pentagon. The Scope also has the world’s largest concrete dome. Designed by Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi, it was modeled after his Palazzetto dello Sport used at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. The Scope is a reconfigurable arena, which hosts entertainment, sports, and conventions. Construction costs for the dome was largely covered by federal funds.

Notes

http://www.sevenvenues.com/about/history/scope

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_Luigi_Nervi

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Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1891-1979

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Buildings -- Virginia -- Norfolk; Architecture -- Structural engineering -- Virginia -- Norfolk;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Vermont

City Name

Norfolk

Keywords

architecture, American, public architecture, downtown, downtown revitalization, federal aid

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