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Hyperboloid structure

Type of unbounded quadratic surface-shaped building or work / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hyperboloid structures are architectural structures designed using a hyperboloid in one sheet. Often these are tall structures, such as towers, where the hyperboloid geometry's structural strength is used to support an object high above the ground. Hyperboloid geometry is often used for decorative effect as well as structural economy. The first hyperboloid structures were built by Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov (1853–1939), [1] including the Shukhov Tower in Polibino, Dankovsky District, Lipetsk Oblast, Russia.

Shukhov Tower, a lattice 37-meter water tower by Vladimir Shukhov. All-Russian Exposition, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 1896