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Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Gold Dome To Be Preserved As Historic Site in Oklahoma
This isn’t the first time the historic building has been saved from destruction. In 2001, the building was slated for demolition due to issues ranging from asbestos to a broken HVAC system. The iconic domed roof has also caused problems for previous owners, since the average roofing company just isn’t up to the task of routine repairs.
The new owners, TEEMCO, believe the building needs to be preserved for future generations to appreciate. Speaking to Heidi Schwartz of Today’s Facility Manager, CEO Greg Lorson explained, “Revitalizing the Gold Dome reflects our core belief in protecting the environment; whether natural or man-made.” TEEMCO plans to repair the original building while also introducing new features, preserving the dome as a piece of functional art for visitors to enjoy.
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