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 Post subject: Union Tank Car Dome, Baton Rouge, LA
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:16 pm 

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Excellent 1/2 hour video on the Union Tank Car dome in Baton Rouge, LA, now sadly demolished. It's a shame this was lost, it would have made a great venue for a museum.

Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the largest clear-span structure in the world. It was based on the engineering principles of the visionary design scientist and philosopher Buckminster Fuller. This geodesic dome was, at 384 feet in diameter, the first large scale example of this building type. A Necessary Ruin relates the powerful, compelling narrative of the dome's history via interviews with architects, engineers, preservationists, media, and artists. Animated sequences demonstrating the operation of the facility and hundreds of rare photographs and video segments taken during the dome's construction, decline, and demolition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGhyej3G9lg


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 Post subject: Re: Union Tank Car Dome, Baton Rouge, LA
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:27 pm 

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It appears the second dome Union Tank Car built, located in Wood River, IL is still in service, though not for Union Tank Car.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/54+N+ ... 90.1012405


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 Post subject: Re: Union Tank Car Dome, Baton Rouge, LA
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:48 pm 

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Thanks for posting this video. It was very interesting.

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