Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Climatron

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The Climatron is a big geodesic dome in the botanical garden. It is a greenhouse of sorts with an ingenious climate control system, dividing the space into cooler and warmer, wetter and dryer zones. It's spectacularly lit during the Garden Glow with the light display that continues into a reflecting pool. It's been around for 55 yrars and is considered one of the most architecturally significant buildings in America.              

Garden Glow at MoBot 2015-11-20 12

Garden Glow at MoBot 2015-11-20 13

6 comments:

William Kendall said...

It looks beautiful lit up like this. I wouldn't mind visiting!

Bibi said...

Gosh, I'd never heard of it, and I've been around longer than 55 years. ;) Beautiful place, and these night photos really show it off.

RedPat said...

It reminds me of Buckminster Fuller's American pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal. Fabulous shape!

s.c said...

Indeed Buckminster Fuller was the first name that popped up here with his geometric domes. Very nice with that green light in the dark.

José Mendonça said...

Amazing! What brilliant shots, Bob!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's pretty spectacular lit up like this Bob, have we seen it during the day?