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On the Cover: Cathedral of Christ the Light

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Source: American Concrete Institute

The construction of the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland CA, USA, was completed in 2008, and the major superstructure element forming the Cathedral space is the glass and glulam laminated roof that rises above architectural concrete walls. The inner and outer concrete perimeter walls form two parallel circular arcs divided into six sectors by passageways directed towards the altar. Along with a concrete ceiling and floor slab, the walls create a box beam structure supporting the curved glulam timber ribs and louvers of the vaulted superstructure.

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