I asked a friend what the largest dome in existence was and he told me about the Crenosphere. Yet to be built but still in the realm of possibilities. Ranging in size from 400-1000 feet the Crenosphere is the building of the future. If I get the money I hope to be the first or one of the first to build one. Estimated cost for just the bare shell of a 1000 foot Crenosphere? $50 million US.
Architecture Week-Building Monolithic domes-Also reference to the crenosphere and domes as emergency shelters
BOWEN Technovation Provides Technology For Utah Digital Theater ...The systems are designed for and will be installed in domed theaters and exhibit spaces featuring Evans and Sutherland's high powered 3D real-time graphics generation software and hardware. Since1985, Bowen staff have specialized in developing such systems for special venue, museum, and science center clients worldwide.
Crenosphere-A Dream come true-information from the Monolithic institute. Why it was invented.
Discovery Channel-Are domed cities the salvation of the future? Take a view of this concept for Houston and a possible use of the crenosphere.
Dome Technology-natures perfect form. DT also has tunnel building experience.
Geodome-Geodesic Dome info and design.
Giant Domes-Back in 1979, Winooski, Vermont, a town that often experiences -20 degree weather in January, proposed building a giant dome over their city to help reduce energy costs and keep warm throughout the winter
South Korea Plans Giant Eco Dome-a series of connected domes while in each one will be a greenhouse.
Temcor Aluminum Domes-Clear Span domes up to 1,000 feet. An alternative to the Crenosphere. Can withstand winds up to 175 mph.