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The '''Sandford Fleming Building''', located on 10 King's College Road, was built in 1907 (originally for the physics department) and designed by architects Darling & Pearson. It is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandford_Fleming Sir Sandford Fleming], the chief engineer of the Intercolonial Railway of Canada, the chief engineer on Canadian Pacific Railways surveys, and is famous for helping to establish a standardized twenty-four-hour system of international time zones.  
 
The '''Sandford Fleming Building''', located on 10 King's College Road, was built in 1907 (originally for the physics department) and designed by architects Darling & Pearson. It is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandford_Fleming Sir Sandford Fleming], the chief engineer of the Intercolonial Railway of Canada, the chief engineer on Canadian Pacific Railways surveys, and is famous for helping to establish a standardized twenty-four-hour system of international time zones.  
  
The building is the hub of engineering student activity as the home of the [[Engineering Society]] office, [[Engineering Stores]], the [[Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad]] room, the [[Hard Hat Cafe]], the Engineering and Computer Science Library, and "[[Sandford Fleming Atrium|The Pit]]", a central student common space for events and gatherings.  
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The building is the hub of engineering student activity as the home of the [[Engineering Society]] office, [[Engineering Stores]], the [[Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad]] room, the [[Hard Hat Cafe]], the Engineering and Computer Science Library, and "[[The Pit]]", a central student common space for events and gatherings.  
  
 
In 1977, the building was largely destroyed by a massive fire, leaving only the exterior structure intact. The interior was reconstructed based on the original design by Page and Steele architects.
 
In 1977, the building was largely destroyed by a massive fire, leaving only the exterior structure intact. The interior was reconstructed based on the original design by Page and Steele architects.
  
 
==Structure and Architecture==
 
==Structure and Architecture==
The Sandford Fleming Building is designed in the neoclassical [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaux-Arts_architecture Beaux-Arts style], typical of many early twentieth-century buildings particularly in North America. The original design had the building as a U-shape (with the open portion of the "U" facing west as a courtyard fully open to the street before the adjoining [[Galbraith Building]] was constructed in that space). Following the Fire of 1977, the western portion of the building was filled in to create a student commons area (now known as "[[Sandford Fleming Atrium|The Pit]]" or the "SF Atrium").  
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The Sandford Fleming Building is designed in the neoclassical [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaux-Arts_architecture Beaux-Arts style], typical of many early twentieth-century buildings particularly in North America. The original design had the building as a U-shape (with the open portion of the "U" facing west as a courtyard fully open to the street before the adjoining [[Galbraith Building]] was constructed in that space). Following the Fire of 1977, the western portion of the building was filled in to create a student commons area (now known as "The Pit" or the "SF Atrium").  
  
 
The most distinctive feature from the exterior is the eastern facade, with its semi-circular protrusion (now hosting the classroom SF1105 and in its upper portion, a part of the Engineering and Computer Science Library).  Originally, both floors were part of a large lecture hall and the three grand doors at the exterior were used for access.  
 
The most distinctive feature from the exterior is the eastern facade, with its semi-circular protrusion (now hosting the classroom SF1105 and in its upper portion, a part of the Engineering and Computer Science Library).  Originally, both floors were part of a large lecture hall and the three grand doors at the exterior were used for access.  

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