Then & Now: The Dome

September 25, 2008
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From architect Bob Hague: "I was a graduate architect just out of school responsible for building the study model, developing the construction documents and construction administration. Was involved in the project for 3 years. The rooftop tours are from 1983 and 25 years later 2008."

The Dome ThenThe
                              Dome Now
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  • That looks like fun! I wonder how many people had the privilege of walking around on the Dome's roof?
  • Awesome! Freaking Awesome!
  • nice. must have been fun
  • You gotta bring back that awesome 'stache, Bob.
  • Ablerock,
    last week there was a stream of Convention Center and construction team members walking up to take advantage of that last chance to jump on the dome.
    IT WAS COOL
  • Bob, thank you so much for submitting this, it's a very cool archive to see.

    Funny how in the first pic you are totally untethered, but in the second wearing a harness - increased liability requirements, or the cockiness of youth?!?

    Love it. Thank you.
  • What a great series of photos! The young, fearless Bob seems to jump much higher than the old, scared Bob. Haha!
  • Take note of safety requirements 1983 v 2008... Kinda funny for building people
  • Your correct Billy, the extra safety tie-offs and harness made it a lot more difficult to jump due to the extra weight. The Dome was classified as a construction site when we toured so we had to wear gear, hard hats and safety glasses. It had nothing to do with age. Ha! Preston I was not that scared surprisingly. It was a just as fun the second time.

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