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|Location||New Haven, Connecticut map|
|Date||1965 to 1969 timeline|
|Building Type||corporate offices|
|Construction System||concrete and brick masonry|
|Notes||Almost toy-like blocky composition of simple geometric forms|
|Discussion||Knights of Columbus Building Commentary
"The four corner cylinders of this office fortress are brick-concrete pipes; the ceiling joists are brown, weatherproof steel. The elevators operate within a central core, while escape stairs and sanitary facilities are housed inside the pipes. The Coliseum with its ice hockey stadium and multi-purpose hall occupies the neighbouring site beside the city expressway. A car-park for 2400 vehicles was created inside the huge, four-storey roof section and accessed via two spiral ramps."
Peter Gossel and Gabriele Leuthauser. Architecture in the Twentieth Century. p300.
"A 23-story office building primarily faced with glass shaded by massive overhangs of weathering steel, it has at its four corners tile-sheathed, circular concrete columns that contain lavatories and fire stairs and, in conjunction with the building's elevator core, support its structural girders. Steel overhangs are omitted from its more gently handled bottom three stories."
from Sylvia Hart Wright. Sourcebook of Contemporary North American Architecture: From Postwar to Postmodern. p109.
"The form of the 23-story tower building is derived in part from the construction method in which continuously poured concrete shafts were first erected full height. Primary steel spanning members were then placed in pockets in the corner pockets in the corner towers and secondary members were laid on these and attached into the elevator core."
from Yukio Futagawa, ed. Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo, and Associates, 1962-1975. p96.
Sources on Knights of Columbus Building
Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. circle and square diagram, p185. Updated edition available at Amazon.com
Francesco Dal Co. Kevin Roche. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1985. Color photo of Knights of Columbus and new Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, p73. Color photo of Knights of Columbus Headquarters, p11. Updated edition available at Amazon.com
Yukio Futagawa, ed. Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, 1962-1975. Tokyo: A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo, 1975. NA737.K46K48 1975. discussion p96.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates. PCD.2285.1013.1265.81. PCD.2285.1013.1265.82. PCD.2285.1013.1265.80.
Sylvia Hart Wright. Sourcebook of Contemporary North American Architecture: From Postwar to Postmodern. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989. ISBN 0-422-29190-6. LC 89-5320. NA703.W75 1989. discussion, p109.
Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.
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