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Many works of architecture become instant landmarks because either they are towering giants or they possess peculiar or distinct styles. The Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina falls on the latter category.

The arena, also known as the Paraboleum, is a 7,610-seat multi-purpose stadium built to host games, concerts and fairs. Its main design feature is its unusual intersecting elliptical roofs. Steel cables support a saddle-shaped roof while being simultaneously held up by parabolic concrete arches. Architect Matthew Nowicki from North Carolina State University designed the arena. Because of its architectural significance, it was named in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

The arena currently serves as the home of Carolina Rollergirls. It also hosts other sporting events, concerts, and the North Carolina State Fair. Cultural conventions and competitions also use the arena grounds.
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