world’s largest tent

The largest tent in the world is the Khan Shatyr residential and entertainment center, an indoor city for 20,000 recently opened in Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan.

Covered in layers of translucent fabric, it’s 650 feet across, over 2 football fields, and 500 feet high.

“We are beginning to see the rise of the mega-buildingclimatic enclosures enveloping small towns—mainly because they are being built in unpleasant climates.” The roof support is 192 radial 3 inch cables with 16 wrapped restraints. How many cables for Buckminster Fuller’s dome over Manhattan?