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WORK SAMPLE 2012-2017 WEI LIN University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.Arch Candidate


WEI LIN weilin3@illinois.edu 75 E Armory Ave Apt 509 (618) 559-0679

EXPERIENCE

REFERENCES

Illini Union Design Team University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

07/2017-present

- Created Revit Model for Illini Union. - Designed Cookie box for north Cupola of Illini Union. - Participated in the process of building renovation and presentation to guests. Fujian Provincial Institute of Architectural Design and Research 05/2013 - 08/2013 - Member of the design team; mainly focused on the building form. - Participated in developing the 3D Model in Revit. Southern Illinois University School of Architecture 08/2014 - 05/2015

- Assisted instructor to accomplish construction documentations by using Revit. 01/2014 - 05/2014 - Member of design team for an outdoor amphitheater. - Completed a material list and cost analysis, and prepared the construction documentation. - Built the foundation during construction process.

Touch of Nature Environmental Center SIU

EDUCATION University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 2018

- Master of Architecture Carbondale IL, USA 2016 - Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Southern Illinois University

Beijing, China 2013 - Summer Workshop University Zhicheng College Fuzhou, China 12/2013 - Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture

Tsinghua University

Fuzhou

HONORS AND AWARDS Third Place, ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition 2017 First Place, Graduate Studio Design Excellence Fall Semester, 2017 Studio Projects Nominated Spring & Fall Semester, 2017 Dean's List Southern Illinois University 2014, 2015, 2016 The First Prize Scholarshi p in Fuzhou University 2011, 2012, 2013

ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP 02/2018 - Participated in a team to give a presentation about the BIM System of Illini Union and problem solving process for Stephen Van Dyck, a partner at LMN Architects. "Make New History" Public Exhibition of Art Product 12/2017 - Created reactions work as they participate in the Make New History Chicago Biennial 2017. - Produced an art product and exhibited to public in Champaign, Illinois. Lecturer of BIM System and Mandarin Translator for Illini Union 09/2017 - Represented team to give a presentation about the benefits of BIM System of Illini Union and served as a mandarin translator to representatives from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. SIUC Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Vice President 08/2014 - 01/2015 - Organized International Food Fair, Cultural Festivals; coordinated with local nonprofits for events.

Lecturer of BIM System of Illini Union for a Partner at LMN Architects

SKILLS Software

- Autodesk Revit(Advanced), Sefaira(Advanced), AutoCAD(Intermediate), SketchUp(Advanced), Rhino(Intermediate), Grasshopper(Intermediate), Ladybug(Intermediate), DIVA(Intermediate), Adobe Indesign(Advanced), Adobe Illustrator(Advanced), Adobe Photoshop(Advanced)

Languages

- English (proficient), Chinese (native)

David Guth Assistant Director for Facilities Illini Union dcguth@illinois.edu (217) 244-1505

Paul J. Armstrong Associate Professor Emeritus Illinois School of Architecture University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign parmstro@illinois.edu

INTERESTS

February 9, 2017 To Whom It May Consern: This letter is to recommend Wei Lin for the position of Intern Architect at your firm. Lin was a graduate student in the Hihg-Rise & Habitat design studio at the Illinois School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during Fall 2017. He worked with two other students desining a mixed-use supertall residetnial/hotel tower in Chicago that was nominated for a Chicago Award. The High-Rise & Habitat graduate design studio focuses on the comprehensive design of tall buildings and their urban habitats. During the fall semester, students were charged with designing a 2,000foot tall supertall skyscraper at the Spire site in the Streeterville District of Chicago. Approximately 1/3 of the tower program was for a luxury hotel and the remainder high-end condominium units. The students also design the park on the east side of Lakeshore Drive. Lin’s contributions included conceptual and schematic design of the tower and development of presentation drawings for the mid-term and final reviews. He worked especially hard on developing the base of the tower, which included a dramatic entry pavilion with a raked glass roof housing a subterranean ballroom. He also developed an innovative curtain wall system that included passive shading fins. Lin is an industrious student with a passion for architecture who is willing to work hard and incorporate constructive feedback into his designs. He is extremely personable and a good team member who will be capable of working cooperatively with other designers. In developing design solutions he was willing to investigate multiple options in detail— an attribute that should serve him well professionally. While I believe that Lin has much to learn, I also am confident that he will be a fast learner and contribute significantly to the profession. Lin’s verbal and graphic communication skills are excellent. I enjoyed critiquing his work and discussing his architectural ideas, We never had problems with communication and he was always prepared with new developments to show. Therefore, I can recommend Lin Wei without reservation, Please give his application your full consideration. If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Paul J. Armstrong, Associate Professor Emeritus Illinois School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign parmstro@illinois.edu


CONTENTS 01

PRISMA TOWER RE-INSPIRATION OF THE CHICAGO SPIRE

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LOOP - SCULPTURE MUSEUM DESIGN

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UNCONDITIONED REFLEX - BUILDING ENVELIPE DESIGN

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SAILING - SCHOOL DESIGN

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DIALOGUE TO THE ANCIENT - MUSEUM DESIGN

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OTHER WORKS

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First Place, Graduate Studio Design Excellence Fall Semester, 2017

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Third Place, ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition 2017

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PRISMA TOWER RE-INSPIRATION OF THE CHICAGO SPIRE Studio project of Graduate Program Instructor: Paul Armstrong Yang Li, Zenan Shen Partner: Location: Chicago, IL USA December 2017 Date:

First Place, Graduate Studio Design Excellence Fall Semester, 2017 Skyscrapers are major landmarks and urban context contributor of a city. The purpose of this mixed-use high rise is to redefine the skyline of Chicago in terms of architectural importance, urban vitality, and urban infrastructure. The project aims at exploring the relationship in between a super high-rise and its complicated urban context while engaging issues about construction detail. The project purpose solutions to several problems. Firstly, the building form is mainly driven by the changing view which diverse from floors to floor, in the meanwhile, another primary goal is exploring the most efficient form of a residential tower. Therefore, all the footprints of floor slabs are close to rectangular perimeters to meet the requirement of layout of living space. In order to introduce circulations and more pedestrians to our project, the bottom of building is twisted inward to create a welcoming gesture for visitors. Secondly, how to engage with the entire site is our concern at the initial phase. We organized one main circulation for vehicles from Water Street to our site. That is only one connection to surroundings of Chicago urban networks. For this connection, cars are directly leaded to drop off areas that are near to main entrance and ballroom entrance. There are two more paths from highway are regarded as connections to transportation hubs in a long distance, such as airports. For this connection, vehicles would be driven to basement parking lot by using ramps. Thirdly, the issue of direction would affect the building’s performance. We recognized the different depths and shapes of shading devices, and also take advantage of double skin curtain wall for enhancing the energy performance in heating dominated area. Finally, we solve the problem of different units’ layouts to create lovely and comfortable living spaces for luxury condominiums. Software used: Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

PERSPECTIVE FROM NAVY PIER 01

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DESIGN PROCESS OF PODIUM

PICTURES OF PHYSICAL MODEL

BUILDING SECTION

STRUCTURE CONCRETE CORE

1855’ - 0’’

OBSERVATION

AMENITY Create a gesture to merge into ground and lake

Create a free moving space at the bottom of podium

Lift ballroom to the second floor and

1044’ - 0’’ 1020’ - 0’’

804’ - 0’’ 780’ - 0’’

564’ - 0’’ 540’ - 0’’

CONDOMINIUM CONDOMINIUM

Basic volume with context

CONDOMINIUM

1284’ - 0’’ 1260’ - 0’’

MEGA COLUMN

NORMAL COLUMN

CONDOMINIUM

1524’ - 0’’ 1500’ - 0’’

CONDOMINIUM

1740’ - 0’’

Create special trusses and move ballroom to the underground

Introduce a sloped roof to podium

Decrease the volume of podium

HOTEL

AMENITY Lift sloped roof to face toward the lake to make it to be monumental

STEEL OUTRIGGER

HOTEL

324’ - 0’’ 300’ - 0’’

84’ - 0’’ 60’ - 0’’ 0’ - 0’’

PODIUM

SITE PLAN 03

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WALL SECTION

ENTRANCE PERSPECTIVE DOUBLE SKIN CURTAIN WALL

SHADING DEVICES

STEEL OUTRIGGER

AIR FLOW OF VENTILATION

FLOOR PLAN AGGREGATION

1ST FLOOR

2ND FLOOR

3RD FLOOR

4TH FLOOR

HOTEL LOBBY FLOOR

TYPICAL HOTEL FLOOR

HOTEL AMENITY

CONDO A

CONDO B

CONDO C

CONDO D

CONDO F

AMENITY FOR CONDO_1

AMENITY FOR CONDO_2

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SECTION PERSPECTIVE

Hotel Lobby 84’ - 0’’ Mechanical Floor 60’ - 0’’

ATRIUM PERSPECTIVE First Floor 0’ - 0’’

ATRIUM PERSPECTIVE

First Floor -19’ - 0’’

-8 Floor -100’ - 0’’

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LOOP SCULPTURE MUSEUM AT INDIANAPOLIS Studio project of Graduate Program Instructor: Scott Murray Meghna Rajesh Partner: Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA May 2017 Date:

Third Place, ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition 2017 This is a Sculpture Museum located on the campus of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). The total area of the IMA campus is 152 Acres, which consists of the existing main Art Museum, the 100 acre Art & Nature Park, historic homes and performance spaces. We have proposed a sculpture museum that acts like a link between the main art museum and the Nature Park. The site for our Sculpture Museum lies between the two and has a canal that flows across the site. This is a contoured site and has total of 60’ drop in elevation. Currently, a visitor has to walk downhill from the main museum and walk across the Waller Bridge to reach the Art and Nature Park. Our central concept lies in taking best advantage of the topography and scenic vistas found at the site. Firstly, we started off with connecting the highest and the lowest points on site, making the museum span across the canal. But at the same time we made sure not to obstruct the view of the canal. The other idea was to create openings in certain locations of the building so as to have vantage points that offer good views to the rest of the campus. The building form re-enforces the circulation path of the visitors through the building. Building performance was an important driver for the project. We have a central courtyard and a narrow building width of 45’ to bring natural light into the building. We have used energy analysis software to develop a high-performance building envelope. We have used steel for the building structure. A radial and a rectangular framed system have been used in combination with 25’ high steel trusses to span across the canal. Software used: Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

SPRING 09

SUMMER

AUTUMN

WINTER 10


CONCEPT DIAGRAM

STEP 0: Large drop between two sides of the canal

STEP 1: Build masses according to functions

STEP 2: Along blocks with the canal to maximize view catching

STEP 3: Connect the highest and the lowest elevation on site

STEP 4: Build up a tower to be a landmark and connect to other side

STEP 5: Compact all functions to a tower to emphasize the hierarchy

STEP 6: Create two semi-courtyard to generate two plazas for entrance

STEP 7: Create a more rectilinear form

STEP 8: Simplify form

STEP 9: Introduce a courtyard to bring in natural light

STEP 10: Simplify circulations into one path

STEP 11: Introducing gable roof to create interesting spaces

Lilly House & Gardens STEP 12: Introduce shading devices

STEP 13: Simplify building form again

STEP 14: Introducing shading devices along with the lineal form

Existing Roads from IMA STEP 15: Horizontal shading devices 11

STEP 16: Vertical shading devices

DESIGN PROCESS

SITE PLAN

IMA Building 12


AXONOMETRIC VIEW

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OFFICES VISITOR PATH

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TICKET

GALLERY

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VIEW SURVICES 4

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GALLERY CAFE OBSERVATION 9

1. Shading Devices 2. 2nd Floor: Offices 3. 1st Floor 4. -1 Floor 5. Roof 6. Girders along the periphery w/ 25’ span; beams spanning across 45’; secondary beams spaced every 6’; parallel chord truss to support the roof 7. Girders and Beam Systems 8. Girders, Beam Systems 9. Columns and Foundations

ENTRANCE PERSPECTIVE 13

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WALL ELEVATION AND SECTION B A C

A - Bitumen Layer; 5" thick insulation; Metal decking B - Metal Coping C - 6" x 10" vertical timber shading devices D - 2" x 2" continous metal horizontal support for the timber shading E - Double pane glazing with low-e coating F - Internal gypsum board; Plywood; Metal stud wall with batt insulation; External sheathing; 3" thick rigid insulation; Air gap with supports for GFRC panels; GFRC panel cladding G - Finished floor tile; Screed; Concrete slab; Insulation

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ENERGY ANALYSIS E

F

Energy Segments Heating: 717738 Cooling: 111982 Lighting: 243078 Equip,ent: 236764 Fans: 86225 Pumps: 7029

Energy Use Intensity 2030 Challenge: 29 Actual: 49

Daylighting Underlit: 8 Well lit: 52 Overlit: 40

2012 International Energy Code requirements for Climate Zone 5: G

Minimum required R-value for walls: Minimum required R-value for roof: Maximum required U-value for glazing: Maximum required Solar Heat Gain Coefficient for glazing:

13 + 7.5 C.I. 25.00 0.38 0.40

VALUES USED FOR THE MODEL: R-value for walls: 48 + 15 C.I. R-value for roof: 25.00 U-value for glazing: 0.27 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient for glazing: 0.34 15

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SECTION PERSPECTIVES - 1

Top of Roof 40'-0'' Second Floor 20'-0'' First Floor 0'-0''

Lower Floor -25'-0''

Lower Entrance -60'-0''

SECTION PERSPECTIVES - 2

Top of Roof 40'-0''

Second Floor 20'-0'' First Floor 0'-0''

Lower Floor -25'-0''

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UNCONDITIONED REFLEX BUILDING ENVELOPE

TYPICAL ELEVATIONS LIVING CONDITION Before

After

Studio project of Graduate Program Instructor: Erik Hemingway Location: Fuding, China December 2016 Date:

As we know, Typhoon tremendously influence people's life in coastal area. People's health, life, and wealth are threaten by strong power around the world. Buildings are even destroyed by wind and flood. No matter in urban or rural area, building systems can easily damaged by environmental forces. The torrential rain and wild wind tear buildings down. I am trying to design a building envelop to react this particular or irresistible natural force. In that way, this Envelope can protect the most fragile part in building system, the windows, during the Typhoon, and then be opened again during a normal weather. Software used: Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

A r o u n d t h e s i t e, t y p i c a l elevations of these residential buildings reflect climate of coastal area. Small openings and wood p a n e l s a re u s e d to re s i s t strong wind in some critical weather conditions. However, these small openings are not allowed suitable sunlight caming into interior space of building.

SITE PLAN 19

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INSPIRATIONS

AXONOMETRIC VIEW OF ASSEMBLY

The compound leaves of sensitive plant fold inward and droop when touched or shaken. In a similar logic, what if the building envelope could be folded and unfolded according to different and specific situations, such as before and after typhoon to protect building.

EXPLORATION OF FOLDING SURFACES

1. Folding surface in a one direction, but lacking of flexibility in other directions.

2. Twisting surface to get more possibilities, but is not easy to build in reality.

3. Creating folding surfaces to enclose space in four directions, but these triangular spaces are not comfortable and have many spaces wasted for devices.

4. Simplify the former surface. What if folded surface could be a shading devices and be unfolded to protect typhoon. 21

Gearing System

Folding Skeleton

Folding panels

Hollow structural steel

Supporting System 22


OPERATION OF DEVICES AND GEAR

INTERIOR SPACE IN THE NORMAL STATUS Normal Status

Protecting Status

aluminum panels

Rotate the Spindle to drive the whole operation system for protecting building

Rotating Spindle

INTERIOR SPACE IN THE PROTECTING STATUS

Gearing

Steel Tube

Operating skeleton

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SECTION PERSPECTIVE

Block sun light

Spining turbine to collect wind power on the top

Wind load

09:00 AM June 21st

6:00 PM Dec. 21st

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SAILING Middle School Design in Galveston, Texas Junior Sudio project in SIU Instructor: Steven P. Turnpseed Location: Galveston, Texas, USA May 2015 Date:

This project is designed for the new Pier 20 S.T.E.A.M. Charter Middle School in Galveston, Texas. The 66,000 sq. ft. building will accommodate 300 students (grades 6-8) who have chosen this school for its rigorous academic program in science, math , engineering,and techology uniquely combined with arts. According to the density of surrounding area, an exicting site that extended south into ocean was considered as a suitable location for this project to avoid of movement of other existing builin Software used: Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Entrance

3F

2F

3F 2F 3F

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DESIGN PROCESS

EXPLODED DIAGRAM

Basic building forms

1. Site with access from community.

2. Put LGI to upper level to get large space and isolated environment Lab & study area

Third floor

Lab & study area

3. Stack boxes up according to functions to create open spaces to catching views.

4. Vertical transportation

Activity area

Second floor

Lab & study area

Lecture room

5. Divide different spaces by atriums to allow sunlight come into building.

6. North facing skylight

Study area

First floor Lab & study area Boating dock Activity area

7. Use existing jetty to meet the reqirement of egress. 29

8. Shading devices forms building looks like weaves. 30


AXONOMETRIC VIEW OF CLASS UNITS

Unit 1

Unit 2

This unit was lifted to second floor to create a free-move space for students to have fun.

Unit 3

This unit with the space changing from wide to narrow, hint students to get into the space for study.

This unit allow students to catch v i ew s to s o u t h d i re c t i o n a n d change space to study.

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DIALOG TO THE ANCIENT Historical Museum Design in Fuzhou, China 3rd Year's Studio project In Fuzhou University Fei Ma Instructor: Project's Location: Fuzhou China December 2012 Date:

This museum is located at the area of historical preservation in Fuzhou, China. This area is called "Three Lanes and Seven Alleys", is the well preserved architectural complex of the Ming Dynasty.At the same time, these critical features will effect our decision of the new museum in the center part of this area. I foulnd that not only the functions of skywell is very helpful for us to make full use of this ancient wisdom, but also the materials and elevation analysis will help us to be exposed to the environment of a dialog to the ancient. Software used: Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

SKETCHS FROM THE SITE

PRESENT SITUATION

Street elevation is long and occupy too much space in linear.

O p e n s p a c e s fo r lanes and skywell

Trees are just planted by street, and do not have activities with publics.

Create spaces vertically to leave more space for public. And Organize building elements in vertically.

O p e n s p a c e s fo r viewing

Trees are assigned in plaza to creat space that allow people to gather.

PROMOTION

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DESIGN PROCESS Site and city roads.

Form basic shape

Organize three parts of mass

Shading devices

Create void for city

Use in-site green space

Introduce skywell

Create accessorial park.

MASTER PLAN

ANALYSIS OF STREET ELEVATION AROUND THE SITE STORAGES & GREEN SPACE

MATERIALS & OPEN SPACE

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN

ROOM NAME:

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01. ENTRANCE LOBBY 02. VIP ROOM 03. SHOP 04. WAITING ROOM 05. PREPARE ROOM 06. AUDITORIUM 07. MEN'S RESTROOM FOR 08. WOMEN'S RESTROOM 09. SECUTITY CENTER 10. WATER FOUNTAIN 11. THEME EXHIBITION ROOM 12. FIRE CONTROL 13. OFFICE 14. STAIR 15. CONFERENCE 16. DATA CENTER 17. THEME EXHIBITION ROOM 18. WAREHOUSE 19. MEN'S RESTROOM 20. WOMEN'S RESTROOM 21. VIEWING PLATFORM 22. CAFETERIA 23. THEME EXHIBITION ROOM 24. MOVIE 25. LOBBY 26. STUDIO 27. RESEARCH 28. CONSULTING 29. MEDIA 30. COMPUTER LAB 31. REST AREA 32. TEMPORARY EXHIBITION ROOM 33. AIR CONDITION ROOM 34. REFRIGERATION 35. PUMP HOUSE 36. POWER DISTRIBUTION 37. STORAGE

THIRD FLOOR PLAN -0.600

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BUILDING EXPERIENCES

1. Perspective from secondary entrance Building grow from small volumn to big volumn and intersect together. Introducing human scale to large space of museumn.

2. Perspective from east elevation Two openings showing interactions from exterior space to interior space

3. Perspective of roof Visitors can watch surrounding area from upper level

4. Perspective from entrance plaza Architectural language interact with traditional buildings, and combine with green space to show more dynamic space. 39

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OTHER WORK PROFESSIONAL WORK Strctural & Architectural Model by Revit Supervisor: David Christian Guth Design Lab of Illini Union Facilities Office: Champaign, IL, USA July 2017 to Present Date:

As a member of Design team in Illini Union Facilities. I am responsible for the Structural and Architectural model by Revit. I have to look back into original drawings of 1939 to create both structural and architctural model.

STRUCTURAL MODEL FOR ILLINI UNION

During this process, I found several mistakes of those drawing that could not be matched with each other. Therefore, I got some opportunities to take measurements. Software used: Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

ALL CHIMNEYS IN NORTH BUILDING

2ND FLOOR FRAMING FOR NORTH BUILDING 41

3RD FLOOR FRAMING FOR NORTH BUILDING

CUPOLA AND CHIMNEYS RENDERING

4TH FLOOR FRAMING FOR NORTH BUILDING

ROOF FRAMING AND CUPOLA FOR NORTH BUILDING 42

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