Gallery: 50 Year Old Buckminster Fuller Project Gets a $7 Million Upgra...

 
Anything that has a Buckminster Fuller stamp on it gets our attention, so when we learned that ASM International's headquarters in Russell Township received a $7 million upgrade, we had to tune in. Metropolis magazine reported that when Terence Kelly's original crescent-shaped building, which was complemented by Bucky Fuller's largest dome, turned 50 in 2009, it became eligible for a National Register of Historic Places listing and $2.5 million in tax credits. So ASM decided to take advantage of the government's tax break by giving the building at least another 50 years of life! Scott Pease sent us a set of beautiful images of Bucky Fuller's dome and the newly-renovated headquarters, available for your viewing pleasure right after the jump!

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  1. Katrina Howard Fairley November 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

    http://bfi.org/about-bucky/buckys-big-ideas/geodesic-domes
    Bucky Fuller patented the geometry for geodesic domes. He did not design the ASM geodesic dome. TC Howard of Synergetics, Inc. in Raleigh, NC designed the ASM Dome. Other famous domes designed by TC Howard are the Climatron, The Queens Zoo Aviary, and his largest The Poliedro de Caracas.. TC Howard designed the ASM dome for John T. Kelly in 1958. ASM’s website is WRONG!
    -TC Howard’s daughter

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