The stunning Climatron® conservatory has become a symbol of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The geodesic dome was inspired by the design of R. Buckminster Fuller. Covering over a half-acre, the Climatron houses some 1,400 species of plants in a natural, tropical setting. Visitors enjoy bananas, cacao, and coffee trees, plus a collection of orchids and epiphytes. Modeled with Building Maker. Note: Please see my other try at this model--"Climatron, Missouri Botanical Garden II". By centering the grid in tiling the dome I hope it will improve symmetry.