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Joe Downtown: For Container Park’s dome, that’s a wrap

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Fremont East Studios

Workers install a fabric sheet on a geodesic dome that will become part of the Downtown Container Park near Seventh and Fremont streets.

Container Park dome taking shape

Workers install a fabric sheet on a geodesic dome that will become part of the Downtown Container Park near Seventh and Fremont streets. Launch slideshow »

The skeleton went up a few weeks ago. Now the fabric dome is in place.

Slowly, the Downtown Container Park – which is more of a prefabricated cube-park since the original idea of using shipping containers has been mostly abandoned – is coming together.

The accompanying photo gallery, courtesy of Fremont East Studios, show workers getting the dome fastened onto the skeleton Wednesday.

Inside the dome, state-of-the-art digital equipment will project an array of images on the 180-degree surface.

The Container Park, going up at Seventh and Fremont streets will take up a half block and include enough spaces to accommodate 20 to 30 businesses. The project is expected to be completed this fall.

Joe Schoenmann doesn’t just cover downtown, he lives and works there. Schoenmann is Greenspun Media Group’s embedded downtown journalist, working from an office in the Emergency Arts building.

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