The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City

The Unisphere, centrepiece of the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in New York City. The Unisphere, world’s largest globe, made of stainless steel, weighing 700,000lbs, 120ft in diameter, dedicated to “man’s aspirations toward Peace through mutual understanding”, ushering in The Space Age.

While the Space Age came and went, the Unisphere is still there in Queens, a rare survivor of the 1964 New York World’s Fair.


This is one in a series of linked posts on the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. Follow this link to see the others.

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