Proton Pagoda

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The "Proton Pagoda" at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois is the control center for the Proton Experimental area. Protons accelerated in Fermilab's giant Tevatron accelerator are deflected from their orbital paths into a switchyard, where a number of separate beams are produced to serve three experimental areas, including the proton area. The pagoda has a 360 degree view of the experimental area, where the experiments are conducted underground. The winding double staircase leading to the control center is designed to represent the double helix strands of DNA.

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Comments (57)

idahodon on March 4, 2013

AnaM, thank you very much!! Best wishes, Don.

Conquilha on March 4, 2013

Impressive building...LK


idahodon on March 6, 2013

Conquilha, thank you!!!!

RNLatvian on March 10, 2013

A very beautiful picture! Like! Greetings!

idahodon on March 10, 2013

RN Latvian31, thankyou very much!!

samsul alam mehedi on March 17, 2013

Beautiful picture My friend,LIKE, best wishes......mehedi

idahodon on March 17, 2013

mehedi, thank you!!!

Wilhelm Tell on April 27, 2013

Fantastic building and very interesting information. Like 27. Greetings, Wilhelm

idahodon on April 27, 2013

Wilhelm, thank you!!

列姆蒂芙尼 列姆 on May 22, 2013

wonderful and fabulous shapshot & good composition on colour setting YS: 14 + LIKE:28

congratulation and have a nice day for you idahodon,

best regards from tiffany Liem

idahodon on May 22, 2013

Tiffany, thank you very much!!!

Fen on January 19, 2014

Красивое фото! F+L С наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

idahodon on January 19, 2014

Fen, thank you very much!!

María Fernando on February 25

Admirable: LIKE 29 + FAVORITE 16. Saludos amistosos Don, desde España.

idahodon on February 26

Maria, thank you very much!!

hschwe on May 21

Excellent photo; awesome building, lovely view. L&FV. Kind greetings, Helmut

idahodon on May 24

Helmut, thank you very much!!

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  • Uploaded on February 20, 2013
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    by idahodon
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
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