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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!
+ Dimit Architects 
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/
 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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