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  • Katrina Fairley
    Katrina Fairley • 3 years ago

    Skybreak Carolina Corp. geodesic dome air-lifted by the Marines in 1954. Designed and built in Raleigh. Bucky did not design it!

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Marine Helicopter lifting a Skybreak Carolina Corp. Dome designed by Duncan Stuart and TC Howard, built in Jim Fitzgibbon's backyard in Raleigh Jan 28, 1954. Buckminster Fuller is in the foreground watching, but he did not design the geodesic dome.

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“Love is omni-inclusive, progressively exquisite, understanding and compassionately attuned to other than self.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

T.C Howard's Geodesics, Inc cardboard geodesic domes made in Raleigh, NC for the Marines 1954

Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes struck a chord with the countercultural movement of the 60s. Fuller urged people to think globally and act conscientiously to better mankind though a ‘design revolution’. His legacy has inspired artists, engineers and thinkers around the world; in turn with others coined the term:DROP CITY, one of the first rural communities and the first to be based on artistic practice.

Building the geodesic dome added to the Ford Rotunda in Dearborne, Michigan in 1953. TC Howard designed the dome for Buckminster Fuller.

A helicopter airlifting one of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes.