In the early summer of 2008, probably foreshadowing the economic crisis to shortly follow, a 7-pound meteorite entered Nashville’s atmosphere and fragmented, the largest piece hitting Regions Bank at 5200 Charlotte Pike with St. Ann's Catholic Church narrowly escaping damage. I recovered the main fragment and a few accompanying pieces shortly following the event. The bank dome suffered no damage except for a small amount of paint from its gold roof which impregnated itself onto the meteorite’s surface. The geodesic is the only man-made structure that becomes proportionally stronger as it increases in size. It's growth increases its immunity to collapse.
Today the meteor is held in a safe deposit box in the Regions Bank vault.