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Gold Dome

1112 NW 23rd St., OKC, OK

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The Gold Dome building was built in 1958 for the Citizens State Bank. It was one of the first few buildings to use the geodesic dome design which was invented and patented by the famous architect Buckminster Fuller.

The architects for this building, Bozalis, Dickinson and Roloff, used 625 panels for the dome that spans 145 feet. Since 2000 the building has faced a bit of a challenge to avoid demolition. Since then ownership changes and rehabilitation and/or restoration plans seem to make that less of an issue.

In 2003 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Photo(s): 2011