This is really a non shop subject, but I’ll bet you explorers would love to see it. We like to explore in Az and we go just about everywhere. We are always learning about stuff, whether it is around the coffee table at 7AM or on a trip in the desert.
We stumbled on these eerie looking domes last week. They are on Thornton Rd. about 3 miles south of I-8 in Casa Grande,Az. They are identified on the web and there is a full description, but there is nothing like seeing them in person- up close and personal!!
They were built in 1980 and were to be an electronics component plant but never really got going. They were made of foam and concrete poured over an internal balloon to get the shape. They cost about $150k per dome.
Inside they are 54 ft across, about 25 ft high and 300 ft long. We did not measure the saucer shaped one in front.
There were round holes in the ceiling for windows and huge door openings on each end. The roof is falling down in places and the insulation is peeling off the out side as is the white coating.
There are tunnels under the floor for who knows what?
The one thing is that the acoustics in there is amazing. You can hear a whisper at the far end of the four dome structure and the echo inside would be overwhelming if there were a lot of people speaking or a lot of noise.
Even with all the holes, there are very cool inside when it is hot outside.
One site says they are haunted, too!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are some pics we took: Right mouse click and hit view image to see the whole picture!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!