Wednesday, September 23, 2020


One of the most famous buildings in St. Louis, at least to locals, the Climatron in the Missouri Botanical Garden. It is a geodesic dome greenhouse, built on the concepts of the architect and engineer R. Buckminster Fuller, and turns 50 years old next week.  In 1976 it was named one of the 100 most significant architectural achievements in United States history. You can see more details about the structure at .

The long pool in front of it is full of lily pads, some floating Chihuly glass ornaments and a bit of sculpture. It looks especially good at night when it is lit by changing color lights.



William Kendall said...

It reminds me somewhat of a dome in Montreal.

Is there a chosen subject for the October theme day?

RedPat said...

I still remember my first sight of his dome at Expo 67! One of the highlights of the fair.

Stefan Jansson said...

That greenhouse would be fun to visit one day.