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50 Year Old Buckminster Fuller Project Gets a $7 Million Upgrade
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 8, 2011 @ 6:50 pm In Architecture,News | 1 Comment
The Ohio Historic Preservation Office  in Columbus and the National Park Service  in Washington, D.C. were responsible for making sure that Dimit Architects  – who were brought on board to mostly service the interior furnishings – preserved all of the original building materials  and retain the project’s historic integrity. According to Metropolis, these included copper fin-tub radiators, a large single pane of plate glass, and open tread stainless steel stairways.
The geodesic dome – possibly the largest in the world at 250 feet in diameter – has undergone previous tuneups and was therefore left untouched during this renovation. But it remains structurally sound, and gives the offices its undeniably rich visual presence!
Via Metropolis Magazine 
All images courtesy of Scott at Pease Photography 
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URLs in this post:
 Buckminster Fuller: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller
 ASM International's: http://www.asminternational.org/portal/site/www/
 Metropolis magazine: http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20111018/a-second-chance
 National Register of Historic Places: http://www.nps.gov/nr/
 Scott Pease: http://www.peasephotography.com/
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 Ohio Historic Preservation Office: http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/histpres/
 National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
 Dimit Architects: http://www.dimitarchitects.com/
 original building materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_material
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