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World’s biggest dome in 1902

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According to hotel history, when completed in 1902, the lobby of the West Baden (Ind.) Springs Hotel was the largest domed structure in the world. Many “experts” predicted the structure would collapse on itself but the architect was so confident he positioned himself in the rafters when the supports were removed. (No word on how he got down.)

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This entry was posted on March 6, 2015 by in Foto Phriday, Photography and tagged , , .
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