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    Lamella roof is a curved roof framed by a system of intersecting skewed arches made up of relatively short members called lamellas. Each short member intersects with another member of the opposite skewed arch as each member works to form one long arch.

    Lamella roof construction was invented in Europe in 1908 and introduced in the United States in 1925.  Since that time numerous buildings have been constructed with lamella roofs, however, due to failures, the use of lamella roofs has diminished since the 1970's.

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