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flying dome
Thomas A. Sebring

Flying Dome
The 200 ton capacity of the crane, as well as the dome's vulnerability to wind, would permit just one third of the panels to be installed before flying the dome into place. The crane was delivered to the site in six separate tractor trailor loads, along with the crane's base unit on its own eight huge rubber tires. The dome was lifted from the ground to the ring beam in about ten minutes.

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14 May 2003
Astronomy Program · The University of Texas at Austin · Austin, Texas 78712
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