10.01.2010

Saturday, October 1, 1960: The Climatron

The first geodesic dome to be built for use as a greenhouse, the Climatron opens as part of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The structure, covering a half-acre, incorporates the pioneering principles of inventor-engineer-futurist R. Buckminster Fuller.

* More about the Climatron: @ and @ and @
* Videos from Missouri Botanical Garden: @
* More about geodesic domes: @
* "The Birth of the Geodesic Dome": @
* More about domes in general: @
* More about R. Buckminster Fuller: @
* Buckminster Fuller Institute: @

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