Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Engineering the Dome



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Location: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City, TN
County: Obion
Coordinates: N 36° 26.214    W 089° 4.238
  36.4369    -89.07063333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Engineering the Dome


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.