U.S. Pavilion, Expo '67 World's Fair and Exposition

Montreal, QC

Client

Geometrics, Inc.
Fuller & Sadao, Inc.

Completion

1967

Awards

1968 Special Award for Excellence, Outstanding Achievement in Technology and Aesthetics, American Institute of Steel Construction
U.S. Pavilion, Expo '67 World's Fair and Exposition
U.S. Pavilion, Expo '67 World's Fair and Exposition
U.S. Pavilion, Expo '67 World's Fair and Exposition

With a theme of Creative America, the U.S. Pavilion at Expo ‘67 required a structure that would showcase the country’s innovation and design accomplishments.  Conceived by R. Buckminster Fuller, the 250 ft dia. transparent bubble commanded spectators’ attention under the daytime reflection of the sun and with a glow from the interior at night.  SGH was the structural designer for the dome and the interior structures.