Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dome Update

From the Bucky's Dome Board of Directors

Update on Fuller Dome repairs

The Board of Directors of RBF Dome, the group working to restore the Buckminster Fuller Dome home at 407 S. Forest, wants residents of the Arbor District to know that repairs of the temporary dome plastic roof and perimeter fence will be taking place in the coming weeks.

The Board has been aware for some time of the need to replace the plastic “skin” on the temporary dome. The outer dome is protecting the Fuller Dome home until sufficient funds are raised to do the restoration work on the former Fuller residence. The strong wind storm on Sunday has necessitated the immediate need for the repair as almost half of the plastic was torn off. Within the next two weeks, assuming the materials can be secured, a new plastic roof will be installed on the protective dome. If any neighboring properties had portions of the old plastic covering blown onto their properties please accept our apology and contact Tom Redmond at 457-0424 if you would like him to clean up any debris.

Work on the Fuller-designed perimeter fence will resume this spring and summer. The City of Carbondale has approved $1500 in its current budget to pay for the stump removal that will allow for the fence restoration to resume. The stump removal will be occurring in the near future. The RBF Board and volunteers will continue to restore additional sections of the fence along Forest and Cherry Streets. In addition, more substantial temporary fencing will be installed as old sections of the original fence are removed for repair and restoration.

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