Buckminster Knows 023

The Montreal Biosphere by Mister Buckminster (1895-1983) is an enclosed structure of steel and acrylic built for the 67 Montreal Expo in which a complex system of shades was used to control the internal temperature. The interior of the dome comprises four platforms divided into seven levels and a 37-meter-long escalator, the largest ever built. 
Th Montreal Biosphere is one of Fuller's geodesic domes, a particular type of structure shaped like a part of a sphere of a ball, consisting of small triangles. 

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