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Friday, October 23, 2015

Gothamist - Carlson: Behold, The 1950s Baseball Dome That Would Have Kept The Dodgers In Brooklyn

In the mid-1950s, there was a proposal for a new home for the Brooklyn Dodgers, dubbed: the Dodger Dome, which would have sat where the Atlantic Terminal Mall is today, right near Barclays Center. The design came from dome-loving architect Buckminster Fuller, who four years later proposed putting a geodesic dome over much of Manhattan. According to a 1955 article in the NY Times, the Dodgers camp asked Fuller to build them a new home.

Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley wrote a letter to Fuller on May 26th, 1955, asking specifically for a domed design, and declaring: “I am not interested in just building another baseball park.” By the end that year, things were moving forward, and O’Malley told the Times, “I am delighted at the work that has been done. I believe a substantial contribution to the stadium concept has been made. The type of dome Mr. Fuller proposes seems to be quite practical and economical.”

Worth it for the pictures and alternate history aspect.  What WOULD have happened if this had been built?

Lassus Posted: October 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM | 20 comment(s)
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