A Necessary Ruin

A Necessary Ruin

A filmmaker explores the rise, decline, and eventual demolition of a once highly regarded architectural masterpiece.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 25 october 2010

The year was 1958. Renowned inventor and futurist Buckminster Fuller unveils his revolutionary architectural masterpiece, the Union Tank Car Maintenance Facility dome, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  At  384 feet in diameter and 128 feet in height, it was then the world’s largest clear span–an engineering marvel that served as a majestic example of the world to come.

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