Hyperboloid Architecture

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Arnot Power Station, Middelburg, South Africa. image source
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The James S McDonnell Planetarium building at the St. Louis Science Center.
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The Kobe Port Tower. Google Map image source
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“Water tower in Ciechanów, Poland. Designed by Jerzy Michał Bogusławski; built in 1972. The support structure is an hyperboloid lattice and the water reservoir is a toroid.”. image source

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These structures are called Hyperboloid of One Sheet. They are made of straight lines.