Entrance to the Sacramento Zoo

We would like to nominate the Entrance to the William Land Park Zoo (1961) in Sacramento, California -- designed by architect and designer team Rickey & Brooks. The Zoo entrance is made of three hyperbolic paraboloid structures (aka hypars) and represents an increasingly rare kind of mid-20th century construction. There are few remaining examples of hypars left in Sacramento; the Zoo entrance structures are one of the most easily recognized examples in town. Originally the structures also served as a concession stand for all William Land Park visitors. They have been a part of Sacramento's collective memory for over fifty years and provide an irreplaceable and distinct sense of place. The Entrance to the William Land Park Zoo is an important, rare and intact example of mid-century modernism in Sacramento and should be preserved.

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