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Arup to design mega telescope building

Consultant Arup has been appointed to design the enclosure to house the world's largest telescope.
The firm's movable structures team will be coordinating the design of the enclosure systems, structure and mechanisms for the 90m rotating dome and retractable doors that will house the European Extremely Large Telescope. The work forms part of European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere's eight year project to develop a research telescope that is more than four times larger than current large optical telescopes and at least 100 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope.

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