publication . Thesis . 2015

Treadwell Memorial

Downey, Frances K.;
Open Access
  • Published: 30 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
This is a memorial to gold mining in Southeast Alaska. The structure takes visitors from the Treadwell trail onto the edge of a popular local beach, reclaiming a forgotten place that was once the largest gold mine in the world. A tangible tribute to this obscure period of history, this building kindles a connection between artifacts and the community. It is a liminal space, connecting ocean and mountain, past and present, civilization and wilderness. An investigation of the Treadwell Gold Mining complex influenced its form and function. Its foundation is two deep concrete footings that achieve stability in the loose tidal flat sand. Its building assembly is a re...
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