(And remember the “2.” You see, the Earth itself is “Biosphere 1,” so this was named “Biosphere 2” since it was, like…the second. I didn’t get that at the time. I thought there was another one of these greenhouse-thingies lying around somewhere.)
Looks like Biosphere 2, the world’s largest terrarium, may soon be history. Reporter Joseph Barrios of the morning daily broke the news last week that Fairfield Homes is making a deal to buy the Biosphere’s spectacular 1,600 acres to develop a master-planned community. Evidently, a three-acre simulation of the planet isn’t a selling point for buyers of luxury homes these days.
Did anything ever come of that project? I remember it being very cool and futuristic, but did we really learn anything. Or was it just an excuse for Pauly Shore to make another movie?