BRISTOL (AP).- A 24-foot-tall geodesic dome designed by architect and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller has been restored by a Rhode Island boat builder.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute says the Fly's Eye dome was unveiled in Bristol on Wednesday. Fuller patented the dome in 1965 and created two prototypes, one 24-feet tall and another just over twice that height. He wrote of the dome structure that it could serve as a house "that weighs and costs about as much as a good automobile."
Goetz Composites performed the restoration work in collaboration with the men who originally constructed the dome prototype with Fuller.
The dome was restored ahead of its installation in Miami in December during Art Basel Miami Beach, an annual art fair.
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