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Marshall Space Flight Center, Administrative Complex, Rideout Road, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Marshall Space Flight Center, Administrative Complex, Rideout Road, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

 
 
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Summary

For individual building descriptions and histories, see:
- Central Laboratory and Office (Building 4200), HABS AL-999-A
- Engineering and Administration Building (Building 4201), HABS AL-999-B
- Project Engineer Office (Building 4202), HABS AL-999-C
- Building 4203, HABS AL-999-D
- Cooling Tower Screen, HABS AL-999-E
- Cooling Tower Screen, HABS AL-999-F
Significance: The Marshall Space Flight Center, Administrative Complex is significant both for its association with the development of Marshall Space Flight Center and its programs and with the major figures in space exploration, including center director Wernher von Braun whose office was housed in the complex. Buildings 4200, 4201, and 4202 in the complex were built using curtain wall construction in the first half of the 1960s and are thus representative of the increasing use of this type of construction in office and institutional buildings. These contemporary office buildings projected the image of Marshall Space Flight Center, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as being at the forefront of modernity and technology.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N2090
Survey number: HABS AL-999
Building/structure dates: 1961-1965 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1991 Subsequent Work

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Location

alabama
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Library of Congress
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