Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Geodesic Dome



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Location: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City, TN
County: Obion
Coordinates: N 36° 26.214    W 089° 4.239
  36.4369    -89.07065
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Geodesic Dome


The MOON DOME is the geodesic dome. These lightweight domes are built with interlocking triangles for support. The fixed angles of a triangle make it an incredibly strong shape. If pressure is applied to one side of a triangle, that force is distributed to the other two sides. This cascading distribution of pressure is how geodesic domes transfer stress along the entire structure.