NEW ORLEANS — The project looking glass to build a new “covidation” of Lincoln’s site has officially launched.
The project looking-glass company, Lincoln Project, is the brainchild of the late Robert M. Lincoln Jr., a professor of geology at the University of Nebraska.
The company hopes to eventually build a dome and domed monument at the site of Lincoln, a place where archaeologists have discovered the remains of thousands of human beings who died at a time when the nation was still ruled by a Roman-era empire.
The project looks-glass maker, Lincoln & Linc, says the domed structure will be erected on the Lincoln site in the middle of the river.
The dome would stand at least three stories tall, with a roof made of wood and glass and surrounded by a series of underground chambers.
The glass dome will be made of an “ultra-precious” material called carbon monoxide (CO).
The dome is being built by the firm, which is being supported by the State of Nebraska, which has allocated $20 million to the project.
The $10 million contribution will help fund the project, and the dome will cost $25 million, according to Lincoln Project CEO John T. Ritchie.
The firm says it will start by taking the $25.7 million from the state, and use it to build the dome and other structures.
The $10.5 million is being used for environmental and safety purposes, according.
Lincoln Project is also partnering with the University College of London, which will build a $20.5-million dome, according the firm.
“It’s going to be the largest domed building in the world,” said Lincoln Project spokesman John Trosko.
“And, at least to me, that is a big thing.”
In addition to a $25-million contribution from the Nebraska state, the firm is hoping to receive $10-million from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Lincoln Project has also enlisted the help of the Lincoln Institute of Art and Architecture, which commissioned a design of a domed dome from the firm and will help with construction costs.
The domed, dome-shaped dome will span about 100 feet from base to top, with an outer rim of glass at the top.
It will have a ceiling of about 6 feet and a floor of about 2 feet, according Lincoln Project.
The company hopes that it can raise enough funds to build and complete the dome by the end of 2019.
The dome is expected to cost about $150 million to build.
Lincoln Project is based in the U.S.
A representative for Lincoln Project said the company will not be offering a formal opening for its new dome.
The firm will be opening its first public event in January, when it will announce its project looking glasses for the Lincoln River Valley.