Figure #32

Copyright 1961 Allegra Fuller Snyder
Courtesy, Buckminster Fuller Institute, Santa Barbara

CAPTION to Fig. 32: This four-sided Tensegrity mast, one of the family of masts which has grown out of Fuller's discoveries, consists of discontinuous compression islands--each composed of tetrahedronal strut groups which are mounted, exclusively in tension, one above the other. It was constructed under Fuller's direction by his students at the University of North Carolina ca. 1950, and is about 20 ft. tall.