Historic Pam-Oil Gas Station, Fayetteville, NC

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JMReidy on December 19, 2009

Also called the "Hyperbolic Paraboloid" building this Fayetteville landmark had been drawing confused looks from drivers on Bragg Blvd. for over five decades. Part of the wooden structure in the rear of the building was damaged by a fire in Nov 2009, and an article in the Fayetteville Observer provided the following additional information: "The gas station, built in 1956, is the most structurally innovative Modernist building in Fayetteville, according to a third-party report commissioned by the city on historic structures. Modernism was a popular art movement in the 1950s and '60s where hard edges and soaring angles were used to highlight certain points on buildings. J. Hyatt Hammond designed the building and hired engineer Walter Preimats to design a concrete roof thin enough to support such dramatic angles, according to the report."

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  • Uploaded on July 30, 2008
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by JMReidy
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/07/20 03:18:03
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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