To save energy, a Vermont city once proposed a one-mile dome over its 7,000 residents! (They paid $4 million a year in heating bills, and could reduce their heat consumption by 90 percent!)
There’d be fly-fishing all year, and no more snow shoveling. (“Air would be brought inside by large fans and heated or cooled as necessary… Entrances and exits would consist of double doors akin to an airlock.”) HUD funding was imminent, and within days the town was receiving 20 bags of mail a day from all around the world.
And in a new interview, the former city planner still insists it was a great idea. “Economically it’s a slam dunk.”