A slice of The Egg

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We stumbled across this cross section diagram of The Egg in the AlbanyGroup Archive Flickr collection recently, and thought it was interesting how it shows everything packed into the venue's shape.

From the "History & Architecture" page over at the The Egg's website:

Architecturally, The Egg is without precedent. From a distance it seems as much a sculpture as a building. Though it appears to sit on the main platform, the stem that holds The Egg actually goes down through six stories deep into the Earth. The Egg keeps its shape by wearing a girdle - a heavily reinforced concrete beam that was poured along with the rest of the shell. This beam helps transmit The Egg's weight onto the supporting pedestal and gives the structure an ageless durability that belies its nickname.

AlbanyGroup Archive: You've checked out the AlbanyGroup Archive on Flickr, right? It's a huge rabbit hole of local historical photos.

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Thanks for shout out. The Archive has over 16,000 pics and is keyword searchable and also arranged in albums by neighborhoods and time period. We also started a new FB page to tell stories of Albany that we fear will be lost to time, because so much of Albany history is building-centric.

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofAlbanyHistory/

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