One of Bucky Fuller's Most Realized Domes, Revitalized

25 miles east of Cleveland you'll find a futuristic-looking office building featuring a gigantic geodesic dome. Metropolis Magazine looks at the building's history and the preservation efforts that recently restored it.

The building was designed in 1959 by Cleveland architect John Terence Kelly, but the dome is pure Buckminster Fuller. William Hunt Eisenman, one of the founding members of ASM International, hired Fuller to design the dome for the organization's office building.

"A $7 million restoration and renovation of Kelly's office building, completed last August, has not only returned the ASM complex to its 1959 appearance, but may well be a harbinger of how federal and state historic-preservation tax credits can be used to revitalize midcentury modern buildings," writes Steven Litt.


Photo:Ohio Office of Redevelopment.

Full Story: A Second Chance

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month

Wear your city with style!

100% silk scarves feature detailed city maps. Choose from six cities with red or blue trim.
$55.00
Book cover of Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.
$18.95