Monday, October 31, 2011

RanDome gets to Portland in the Nick of Time

Bucky' s daughter Allegra (Center) visits Lincoln Park after snowfall.
Photo by: Kim Waite
With the Nor'easter snowstorm approaching, RanDome inventor Dick Fischbeck knew time was short.  The snowfall predicted for Saturday night would leave dozens of Lincoln Park's occupants "out in the cold".  Only weeks earlier Dick's polyethylene RanDome shelter had made it's debut at MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair. Early Saturday morning Dick strapped the still rolled up RanDome onto his car and drove to Portland.  The dome was rapidly unrolled onto the grounds.  It is serving as a community center for Occupy Maine.  Two more RanDomes have now been requested for that location. For more on this topic read the news article: Geodesic Emergency Shelter makes it to Lincoln Park in the Nick of Time. RanDome and Occupy Maine were honored by the visit of Allegra Fuller Snyder - Buckminster Fuller's daughter - on Sunday. Meet Dick in person at the Third Biennial Design Science Symposium (November 11 - 13, 2011) in Providence, Rhode Island.

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