5/23/2013

The devastation caused by recent tornadoes in Oklahoma has prompted architect D. Thomas Kincaid to share his ideas about monolithic domes that he says can withstand a tornado, writes Tom Murray. The domes are inverted, steel-reinforced concrete bowls, whose solid construction can deflect extremely powerful winds. However, critics say the domes can't deflect debris, such as vehicles that are thrown into concrete walls by the tornadoes.

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