World's Largest...Monolithic DomeMonday, May 18, 2009
I can't remember what I was looking up the other day, but something that came up read that the largest monolithic dome in the whole world is in B'ham.
It's a church called Faith Chapel Christian Center, and it's huge - 280 feet in diameter. The story about it is here:
Clayton’s “i-house” was conceived as a moderately priced “plug and play” dwelling for environmentally conscious homebuyers. It went on sale nationwide Saturday with its presentation at the annual shareholders’ meeting of investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway Inc. in Omaha, Neb.
“This innovative ‘green’ home, featuring solar panels and numerous other energy-saving products, is truly a home of the future,” Buffett wrote his shareholders. “Estimated costs for electricity and heating total only about $1 per day when the home is sited in an area like Omaha.”
It doesn't really appeal to me aesthetically (inside or out - see the interior pics of how it's decorated esp.), but seriously, $1 a day to heat/cool?!?! Wow.