Lincoln Library
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N 53° 13.738 W 000° 32.708
30U E 663859 N 5900554
Quick Description: Car showroom and then a Library in Lincoln
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/18/2007 11:41:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM1E73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
When English Heritage listed Scorer's Lincoln county library, built as a car showroom in 1959, the then arts minister Alan Howarth described him as "a pioneer in the use of this type of roof construction and a figure of national significance".

This building in Lincoln UK is one of the neatest of his solutions to the challenge of a shape known as a hyperbolic paraboloid or hypar, a mixture of cones and curves which became a practical possibility thanks to 20th-century building materials.

The Roof of the building is made up of four Hyperbolic Paraboloids joined to form a larger whole.

I met Sam Scorer when in his late 70's. Still challenging and with a lively mind. Shame he's gone.

Building Address:
Brayford Wharf
Lincoln, UK
LN1 !XX


When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 01/01/1959

What is the name of this building?: Old Lincoln Central Library

Is it open to the general public?: Not Listed

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