June 19, 2004
Arena Conic in Point Arena is completed
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|Steve Oliff ~ Animator/Cartoonist has generously provided a landing pad for the Arena Conic 2004.
|Eli and Corwin (ages 10 and 8) gleefully climb to the top of the Arena Conic and perch atop the prow ridgeline.
|Eli and Corwin tweek the camera with high fives.
|The back of the Arena Conic connects the two lobes (regular conic sections). This is the greatest expanse of hanging plywood in the structure.
|Wide angle view showing four of the five touch-down points of the conic.
|The backside of the Arena Conic from a distance.
|Eli descending near the front vault.
|Do we feel secure and confident atop the Arena Conic? Eli points the way!
|Front view of the Arena Conic shows the vault opening. The peak is approximately 17 feet high.
|Close-up of the "horn," the middle of the four peaks where three inverted cone sections converge. There are no interior supports under this peak.
|The "horn" as viewed from inside the conic.
|One of the two skylight openings. In a permanent installation this opening is covered with transparent clear plexyglas or translucent fiberglass sheeting.
|View of skylight opening.
|Taken from atop the horn, this shot shows the prow of the vault opening with the town of Point Arena, California in the background.
|From the horn looking toward the north skylight.
|From the horn looking down one of the three inverted cone segments.
|The interior of the Arena Conic is spacious and airy. The roof surface is in constant curvature. Every point on the roof is part of a cone segment.