The complex’scenterpiece is its vasthemispheric temple dome:125 ...More
The complex’scenterpiece is its vasthemispheric temple dome:125 feet high, 120 feetin diameter and weighing680 tons. Reputed to bethe third largest in theworld at the time ofconstruction, the domerequired 180,000 feet oflumber and took elevenweeks to assemble. Itsouter layer is pre-formedcpper, designed to blendthrough natural oxidationwith the surroundinglandscape.
During his firstvisit, Mendelsohnsketched his ideas on ablackboard andimmediately won thesynagogue build Less
The complex’s centerpiece is its vast hemispheric temple dome: 125 feet high, 120 feet in diameter and weighing 680 tons. Reputed to be the third largest in the world at the time of construction, the dome required 180,000 feet of lumber and took eleven weeks to assemble. Its outer layer is pre-formed cpper, designed to blend through natural oxidation with the surrounding landscape.
During his first visit, Mendelsohn sketched his ideas on a blackboard and immediately won the synagogue build