Save The Dome ... comments needed!
As many of you may already know, the iconic South Pole Dome, after serving as home to generations of Polies for over 30 years, has been carefully disassembled and shipped back in pieces to the US. The pieces are currently in storage pending disposition. Disposition you say? Yes, there is an opportunity to influence the final disposition of this historic antarctic structure! The top three rings have a home but the bulk of the dome is hoping for an opportunity to regain it's status as a symbol of the US Antarctic effort. You can help by suggesting people to talk to, agencies to contact, places to visit, or any other ideas you might have to contribute. Please post your comments here! (you may be asked to sign up for an account to limit spam)
Here is a recent post from one of the non-NSF/OPP interested parties:
"The South Pole Station geodesic Dome was successfully disassembled/deconstructed during the FY10 summer season and is currently being stored in a USAP warehouse Port Hueneme (PTH) , California, pending final disposition of the material. The top three rings have been committed to the USN National Seabee Museum (PTH) for display within their Polar Regions venue. The museum is under construction and is schedule to be completed in 2011. Final disposition of the balance, Dome rings 4 through 12 are pending NSF/OPP review. A report is currently being preparing by a team of interested persons (outside NSF/OPP) to assist in this review and will list disposition options for reassembly of rings 4 through 12 i.e., museums, agencies, influential points of contacts, etc. The report will be submitted to NSF/OPP early June 2010. If you have any ideas or contacts, please provide to the website and they will be forwarded to the members of the mentioned report team"