SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER
OCTAHEDRA: POLARIZED
VERTICAL

Proposed Mile-High Towers: 12, 250' & 8,000'

The top triangle of an octahedron may be rotated so that it is pointing in the same direction as the bottom triangle.

The octahedron is now said to be "polarized".
Polarized octahedra may be stacked vertically and horizontally to form all kinds of structures.
In 1966 Fuller did design feasibility studies which proved that 12,250' & 8,000' towers could be built using existing technology.
These towers would be about five times higher than the presently highest tower.
For further information see:
A Two-Mile Tower? staff Materials & Methods (mag) pp 156-7 11-1-67
Utopia or Oblivion Buckminster Fuller - pp 349-50 1969
Critical Path " - pp 337-9 1980
The Artifacts of R Buckminster Fuller, Vol 4 James Ward, ed - pp 83-91 1985

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