The Georgia Dome
The world’s largest cable dome, completed for the 1992 football season in Atlanta, was the centerpiece of the 1996 Olympic Games. Spanning 766 ft x 610 ft (233.5 m x 186 m), it was the first Hyper-Tensegrity Dome. This new cable supported teflon-coated fabric roof is based on the tensegrity principles first enunciated by Buckminster Fuller and Kenneth Snelson. The large deformation characteristics of this type of structure required special geometric nonlinear analysis.