Connecticut Science Center
This month the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford marks its tenth year anniversary.
The building was designed by architect Cesar Pelli who won a competition involving other significant architects from around the world. The iconic “magic carpet” roof is a gesture toward the waters of the nearby Connecticut River and the curved lines of the Phoenix Building - the Science Center’s direct neighbor.
The middle of the building features a multi-story volume of glass known as Science Alley where various objects of scientific note are suspended requiring visitors to gaze upward toward the sky.
A final architectural detail is the glass enclosed airy on the river side of the building which gives visitors the feeling of suspension as they are given an expansive view of eastern Connecticut from the state’s capital city.