Big Span, Big Fun: The Atlantic City Convention Hall

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 2, Pg. 38-41

Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: In its Roaring Twenties heyday, no building better defined glamorous Atlantic City, New Jersey, than its 1929 Convention Hall, whose cavernous auditorium, supported by three-hinged arched trusses, was once the world's largest unobstructed space.

Subject Headings: Audits | Hinges | Trusses | Space truss

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