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shunter @ 2012-10-04 14:34:34
shunter pictureUnion Tank Car Dome
To Anonymous @ 2012-10-04 14:07:29,

Thank you for giving credit where it is due. I believe the description reads "the world's first large industrial use of the geodesic concept," not that it was designed by Fuller.

Regrettably, this structure no longer stands.
shunter @ 2005-05-28 18:48:59
shunter picture(UFO) Unidentified Flying Orb
Thanks for the links. Given that this is probably not a satellite but an aerial photo and that these orbs appear multiple times in Florida and Los Angeles in linear paths, it almost certainly is a physical artifact in the photographic equipment of some kind (dust motes, water droplets, pits in plastic shields, etc.). A processing artifact also seems likely.

I found some of the more obviously "pasted in" artificial targets and lettering mentioned in and linked from the thread...
shunter @ 2005-05-21 17:24:05
shunter picture(UFO) Unidentified Flying Orb
I'm voting for "frozen water droplet a short distance from the satellite." A weather balloon or aircraft would qualify as a terrestrial object within the thin envelope of Earth's atmosphere and should appear in sharp focus from the distance this photograph was taken. Since it is out of focus, I am assuming it is close to the lens. If you look closely at the lighting, one side is white where the sun hits it, the other side reflects the blue of the Earth, and the middle displays the blackness...
shunter @ 2005-05-13 13:34:05
shunter pictureASM Dome
There are a number of domes I tried to enter, but they are already in the database. I don't know if this site allows cross-listing, but they include Bucky Fuller's dome in Montreal (see Landmarks), the tensegrity Georgia Dome and the wooden Tacoma Dome (both under Buildings, Stadiums), and the Biosphere 2 (under Research Facilities). I did manage to sneak in the Epcot dome here.