Domes for Sale

A community of 14 domes that housed about 30 homeless people in the shadow of the Staples Center in Los Angeles was for sale on eBay this fall. Designed by a student of architect Buckminster Fuller, the futuristic domes were home to a village of men, women and children, unlike many shelters that isolate individuals and families. Ted Hayes, a homeless activist, founded the neighborhood after the city tore down a shantytown he helped build in the Skid Row area in 1985. Though the landlord says the domes were forced out by rising downtown rental costs, Hayes says he’s being punished for his Republican politics. (Chicago Tribune, 9/1)

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