The First Chruch of Christ Scientist, Cambridge, Massachusetts


My research in curved masonry surfaces began with my semester project for 4.448: Analysis of Historical Structures, a MIT course taught by my graduate thesis advisor, Professor John Ochsendorf. I researched the historical background and analyzed the main masonry dome of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The dome was designed by Rafael Guastavino, Jr.

Links to a pdf copy of my report follow:

*Main Report Text, Figures and Tables






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Updated: 18 May 2005