Expositions: Disaster or Masterpiece?

No one at Expo 67 can miss seeing the U.S. pavilion. The 20-story geode sic dome looms like a rising sun over the 1,000-acre site on the St. Lawrence; the heavily traveled minirail zips right through it, and every day an aver age of 5,000 people an hour line up to get in. Unquestionably, Architect Buckminster Fuller's bubble is a huge success; but the high-camp, soft-sell show inside is quite another matter. For in choosing to combine levity with patriotism, the designers of the U.S. exhibit have let themselves in for a scorching...

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