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Can Your Dome Piece Spot This Dome?

Ballwin-Ellisville Patch asks readers to flex their visual memory muscle and see if they can identify this local building by its rooftop alone.

The return of Know Your Patch is off to a slow start as readers are still guessing at . Until then, Ballwin-Ellisville Patch asks readers to look ahead and up in order to place the new selection for this week's edition of Know Your Patch.

If you think you know, post your answer in the comments section below! Our winner will be announced next week, possibly with a Patchy-prize to boot.

To put readers in the right mindset, we also compiled this list of rounded points to help stir creative juices surrounding all things spherical, courtesy of geo-dome.co.uk:

Fun Facts about Domes:
• Domes are the most efficient structures known to man, they use less material, are lighter and stronger than any other type of building bar none.

• Because domes have at least 30 percent less surface area than conventionally shaped buildings, it takes at least 30 percent less energy to heat or cool them.

• Domes are naturally hurricane resistant. High winds can pass smoothly over a dome because it has no corners and flat surfaces to cause turbulence; high pressure air presses the dome down towards the ground.

• Domes have acoustic qualities like no other building. If you lay on the floor in the center of a dome and talk, it sounds like you have your head in a large metal pipe. If you stand at side of a dome, a person standing opposite can hear you whisper across the room.

Julie Northrip March 27, 2012 at 01:17 PM
I know this building by its former name, Jefferson Savings and Loan. The building is modeled after Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.
Chase Castle March 30, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Correct! The former Jefferson Savings and Loan, which is now Regions Bank: http://patch.com/L-jcpr I wasn't aware of the Monticello inspiration, but can certainly see it: http://tinyurl.com/6nbpm6d Interesting stuff!

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