31 May '15, 10pm

A look at Bucky Fuller's dome over New York City

A look at Bucky Fuller's dome over New York City

Kim recently wrote about a proposal for a 'Bubbles' biome in Beijing could let residents breathe clean air It reminded me of an earlier proposal by R. Buckminster Fuller, in 1960, to put a giant geodesic dome over midtown Manhattan. The purpose of the dome was to regulate the weather and reduce air pollution. © R. Buckminster Fuller The dome, running from 62nd Street down to 22nd, was a mile high and 1.8 miles across. According to biographer Alden Hatch: Its skin would consist of wire-reinforced, one-way vision, shatterproof glass, mist-plated with aluminium to cut sun glare while admitting light. From the outside it would look like a great glittering hemispheric mirror, while from the inside its structural elements would be as invisible as the wires of a screened porch, and it would appear as a translucent film through which the sky, clouds and stars would appear. © R. Bu...

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