Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A brief digression on domes...

Sure, the dome at Rockefeller University (aka Caspary Auditorium) is awesome (particularly on the inside), and a great venue for the Harvey Lectures, but if you're a Fuller purist, it's time to shlep across the East River.

Buckminster Fuller designed the Aviary dome for the 1964 World's Fair. It's now part of the Queens Zoo.

1 comment:

fairkeckk said...

TC Howard of Synergetics, Inc in Raleigh, NC designed the dome at the Queen's Zoo originally for the NY World's Fair in 1964 and later made it into an aviary. Buckminster Fuller founded the company but had long left the company. Buckminster Fuller never designed any of the domes. - TC's daughter, Katrina Howard Fairley