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CIA Artifact of the Week: Silk Escape & Evasion Map Printed on silk, this map doesn’t rustle at night & can be folded compactly & easily concealed. The map is printed with waterproof dyes so the colors won’t run if it gets wet.
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CIA Jan 16
Need a for your commute this week? For 2 decades, Toni Hiley has curated artifacts for the best you've never seen. In a recent episode of Intelligence Matters podcast, she walks through our rich history:
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CIA Jan 14
Latest Studies in Intel out now! -1968 Tet Offensive in -Development of British-American Concept of Special Ops in Burma -Cooperation in Libya WMD Disarmament -Call for More Humility in Intel Analysis -Intel in Public Media & Literature
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CIA Jan 14
Eero Saarinen, prodigious Finnish American architect & industrial designer known for his neo-futuristic style, lent his services to , our intelligence agency, before achieving fame as a master of American 20th-century architecture & design.
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CIA Jan 13
ICYMI: CIA & Panda Diplomacy: The story of Allen Dulles & Chi Chi the Giant
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CIA Jan 13
ICYMI: CIA Artifact of the Week: AN-2 Throttle
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CIA Jan 11
1961: when Eero died at the age of 51 while undergoing an operation to remove a brain tumor, he was considered one of the most versatile & gifted designers & architects in the US.
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CIA Jan 11
Eero also designed , world’s 1st jet airport, American embassies in London & Oslo, & 1 house: Miller House, in Columbus, Indiana. Eero was known for being obsessed w revision & for building large models to accommodate his peering inside for complete inspection.
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CIA Jan 11
Eero was asked to create TWA terminal to ‘evoke the spirit of flight’ He had an idea while eating a grapefruit. He split it in half, flipped it upside down & pressed on center. Sides of grapefruit bulged up & thus the inspiration for the famed curved concrete shells
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CIA Jan 11
1948: Eero beat out his father & 170 others, to win a competition designing a monument to commemorate the massive flow of pioneers through St. Louis during the 1800s. It would become .
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CIA Jan 11
At the war’s end, Eero returned to Michigan where major corporations asked him to design their headquarters or corporate campuses. Eero accepted commissions from: & He also chose the winning design for .
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CIA Jan 11
Saarinen’s work for was highly commended by Undersecretary of War, the Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, the Director of the Women’s Army Corps, & many others. His experience & experiments in are reflected in his later design work.
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CIA Jan 11
Eero created a revolutionary 3D organization chart, instrumental in presenting problems of procedure & work-flow through various parts of . He also built models of weapons for use in training scenarios & created models & props for use in films.
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CIA Jan 11
At 32 years old Eero was appointed Chief of the Special Exhibits Section of the Presentation Division. He was responsible for designing & constructing military schools & situation rooms along with the display equipment used in the various War Department conference rooms.
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CIA Jan 11
Shortly after broke out Eero became a naturalized US citizen. He was recruited to by a former classmate where he worked until 1944. At the time the organization considered Eero to be “the most versatile & gifted young designer & architect in this country.”
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CIA Jan 11
1938: Eliel & Eero unanimously won 1st place in a competition to design a Gallery of Art. Though ultimately the design was rejected by the Commission of Fine Arts, Eero was prominently featured in the press for the winning design that beat out 400 other entries.
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CIA Jan 11
1923: Saarinen family moved to Michigan & his father became 1st president & chief architect of . Eero took courses in design & sculpture. He designed cast-iron gates, dining room furniture & gargoyles for campus. 1934: he graduated from Depart of Architecture.
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CIA Jan 11
Eero, son of Loja Saarinen, a renowned textile designer, & Eliel Saarinen, a famous National Romantic style architect, was born August 20, 1910. He grew up in countryside of Finland in a house designed by his father & two others: it could easily have been mistaken for a castle.
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CIA Jan 11
Saarinen was a prolific architect who designed furniture, national memorials, corporate campuses, and airport terminals. His most widely recognized designs are the iconic , , the “Womb” chair & “Tulip” chairs & tables.
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CIA Jan 11
Eero Saarinen, prodigious Finnish American architect & industrial designer known for his neo-futuristic style, lent his services to , our intelligence agency, before achieving fame as a master of American 20th-century architecture & design.
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