Another photo from one of my favorite places, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Garden Glow.
The design of the Climatron greenhouse was developed by St. Louis architects Murphy and Mackey, winning the 1961 Reynolds Award, an award for architectural excellence in a structure using aluminum. In 1976 it was named one of the 100 most significant architectural achievements in United States history. The term “Climatron” was coined to emphasize the climate-control technology of the greenhouse dome.
The Climatron has no interior support and no columns from floor to ceiling, allowing more light and space per square foot for plants than conventional designs. It rises 70 feet in the center, spans 175 feet in diameter at the base, has 1.3 million cubic feet, and encloses approximately 24,000 square feet (more than half an acre).
The Garden Glow is returning this winter from November 18 to January 1, 2018. If you are in the St. Louis area this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity. Tickets are required for specific times in the Garden.
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