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The Climatron

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I think people probably forget how influential Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome actually is in the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Its design was revolutionary, daring, and took a lot of guts on the part of administrators to choose such an unconventional design in contrast to the older, Nineteenth Century greenhouses.  St. Louis non-profit leaders and boards would be well advised to study the lessons of the Climatron’s construction in 1960.

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