Sunset on the domes: how Silicon Valley is losing its futuristic past

Silicon Valley wasn’t always the place where technology was born and bred. It used to be one of the world’s largest orchards, where an estimated one-third of the entire country’s fruit was harvested, packed, and canned. Roughly 50 years ago, however, a new culture started to emerge. As the interstate highways rolled out, as we chose to go the moon, the valley’s architecture began to reflect that freedom of the open road and that boundless optimism for the future. Space-age symbols…

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