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Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Engineering the Dome

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
1. Engineering the Dome Marker
Inscription. Roman engineers built the first monumental domes around the 1st century BCE. Made of stone, they became heavier as they grew larger, and for centuries, dome size was limited by the weight of stone, concrete, and other materials. In the early 20th century, engineers found a way to overcome these limitations with the development of geodesic domes.
 
Location. 36° 26.214′ N, 89° 4.238′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Graham Drive. Touch for map. Marker located inside Discovery Park of America in Exploration Area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City TN 38261, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geodesic Dome (here, next to this marker); Titan 1 Launch Complex (here, next to this marker); Stem Landing (a few steps from this marker); UH-1B Iroquois (a few steps from this marker); Crawler - Transporter (a few steps from this marker); F11F-1 Tiger (a few steps from this marker); YP-84A Thunderjet (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesScience & Medicine
 
Engineering the Dome Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
2. Engineering the Dome Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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