Saturday, 31 July 2010

U.S. Pavilion, Montreal Expo

The architect of the geodesic dome was Richard Buckminster Fuller. The building originally formed an enclosed structure of steel and acrylic cells, 76 meters (250 feet) in diameter and 62 meters (200 feet) high. A complex system of shades was used to control the internal temperature.

The architects for the interior exhibition space were from Golden Metak Productions. Visitors had access to four large theme platforms divided into seven levels. The building included a 37-meter-long escalator, the longest ever built at the time.

Architect: R. Buckminster Fuller
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: 1967
Style: A real high point in '60s Futurism
Construction: transparent acrylic bubble with steel latticework
Type: Pavilion

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