SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER
TETRAHEDRA: BUILDINGS
FLOATING, HOLLOW, MID-OCEAN TETRA PYRAMID CITIES

R. Buckminster Fuller proposed giant hollow tetrahedron floating cities anchored in mid-ocean.

They would serve as harbors for transferring cargo, as airports,

and as bases for ocean development.

The aluminum octet truss framework would be substantially stronger

and less expensive than conventional rectangular framing.

The cost of real estate would be eliminated.

Similar type structures could be built on land.
For more information see:
Triton City-A Prototype Floating City R B Fuller, et al Triton Foundation, Inc HUD Document # PB 180-051/lc 11-68
Buckminster Fuller's Floating City Shoji Sadao Futurist (magazine) pp__? 02-69
Utopia or Oblivion R B Fuller Bantam Books pp 350-1, 361-2 1969
Project Survival Editors Playboy (magazine) pp 221-38 1971
Future Cities Gatland/Jeffries Usborne Publishers pp 14-15 1979
Critical Path R B Fuller St Martin's Press pp 332-5 1981
The Artifacts of R Buckminster Fuller, Vol 4 James Ward, ed Garland Publishing pp 175-80 1985

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