Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Baton Rouge Geodesic Dome Demolished

I'm glad I heeded that wild hair back in August and went out there to see it. I'm bummed about it, a little anyway. It was cool, and I liked that something that large and incongruous was sitting out there in the woods, and it seems like a bitch move on Kansas City Southern's part to demolish it one year before it was eligible for placement on the National Registry of Historical Places. I'm sure it was a financial liability on KCS' part and then having to preserve this cool but largely useless place (the industrial location and lousy roads going to it would not have supported it being any kind of public facility) and it was for sale for years for about what people are paying for overpriced condos around here (so I've been told) and no one bought it.

Still though, it's a letdown to see something this cool just evaporate.

Here is the flickr set of photos I took while out there.


  1. I'm sorry, I know how you enjoy your geodesic domes. I noticed one on my way home from New Orleans over thanksgiving and thought of you.

  2. It's too bad you didn't get inside. It was pretty extraordinary.