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In 1946, Bucky actually built one in Wichita. I had the honor to lead
a bunch of volunteers that took it apart in 1992. It was mostly intact despite
being abandoned (except for the incumbent herd of insolent, astoundingly
filthy raccoons) for several decades. The 747 First-Class ambience was faded
and smelly, but you could still sense the elegance of a living room with
a 33-foot window.
The Dymaxion's round shape (qt movie, 2.2mb) minimized heat loss and the amount of materials needed, while bestowing the strength to successfully fend off a 1964 tornado that missed by only a few hundred yards. And the Dymaxion only weighs about 3000 pounds versus the 150 tons of an average home!
In 1998, you'll be able to see the restored Dymaxion House at the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. A modern Dymaxion could bring house design and construction out of the 18th century for the first time.