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United States Pavilion

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Identification

United States Pavilion
U.S. Pavilion
250134

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
trussed frame
steel
caisson foundation
exposed structure
modernism

Usages

museum

Facts

  • The building was completed March 31, 1982.
  • The steel framework weighed 1050 tons, including 100 tons in the adjacent IMAX theater.
  • It was determined that only 30 percent of the steel structure required fireproofing, and was credited as the first building in the nation to use the Fire Safe Structural Steel Design (FS3) concept.
  • The Knoxville Convention Center can now be found atop this site.
  • This 6 story, cantilevered building was one of the few permanent structures built for the fair, and was imploded on April 6, 1991, after falling into disrepair.
  • Sold to the City of Knoxville for $950,000 on September 29, 1987.

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Location

701 Henley Street
Henley Street at West Cumberland Avenue SW, NW Corner
37902
Downtown
Knoxville
Tennessee
U.S.A.

Technical Data

87.83 ft
12.50 ft
174.63 ft
417.01 ft
6
1981
1982
Apr 1991
$10,775,000

Involved Companies

FABRAP Architects

McCarty Holsaple McCarty Inc.

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