"I went [to the top of] Vehicle Assembly Building and looked down, and tears burst from my eyes. The size of this cathedral where the Rockets take off to go to the moon is so amazing."
The idea of a "sun room" is obviously not unique to science fiction, but it is presented in the story as a medical necessity for the human animal in a particular setting; in this case, a life lived in an artificial environment, a single immense building.
The reader of the original story in Science Wonder Stories is given a great visualization of this scene:
(Sunparlor in 'The Cubic City' by Reverend Louis Tucker, D.D.)
The author adds the following description:
The inner half of the glass floor rose a trifle and was filled with steamer chairs; and in these chairs, basking in the spring sunshine, lay quite a number of people in bathing suits, while others strolled along the pathway.
Compare to the sun-room from Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
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