Ingalls Rink at Yale University -- New Haven, Connecticut (1958)

Known as the “Yale Whale,” this iconic rink gets its double backbone design from a reinforced concrete arch, which supports a cable net that in turn supports the timber roof. The graceful curve, which supposedly represents the grace of players skating on the ice, and excellent sight lines has made the stadium a favorite, and earned it a place in AIA’s America’s Favorite Architecture list. Photo courtesy  joevare, Creative Commons.  Photo 6 of 10 in Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen