Read here about tensegrity structures composed of sixty struts, part of a series of pages organized by strut count.

60 Strut Tensegrity Sphere


The structure consists of 20 three-strut tensegrity prisms in an icosahedral (having 20 faces) form.

Commissioned by a Dayton, Ohio, bank, Fuller created the 500-pound, 9-foot-diameter sculpture in 1979. From the bank it traveled to the Dayton Art Museum, where it remained until workers renovating the museum disassembled the sculpture and stowed it in the basement.

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3x20 strut sculpture by R. B. Fuller, "Sixty Strut Tensegrity Sphere"


Links and References

Buckminster Fuller sculpture installed in new Engineering Centers Building

Portal to Polyhedra
A series on polyhedra and associated tensegrities
  1. Platonic: Cube, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Octahedron, Tetrahedron
  2. Archimedan: Cuboctahedron, Jitterbug, Rhombic Dodecahedron, Stella Octangula, Tricontahedron
  3. Form: Prism, Torus
  4. Concepts: Naming
Access by no. of struts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 21, 30, 60, 90, 270, 540; Procedures: 3, 30