Tuesday, September 1, 2009

FAIR Thee Well

In honor of yesterday's opening day of the US Open, I give you one of the most iconic and enduring symbols of the 60's...The Unishpere. The stainless steel, 900,000 pound structure stands 12 stories tall and is located in Flushing Meadows Park in the Borough of Queens, New York City. The Unisphere, commissioned to celebrate the beginning of the space age, was conceived and constructed as the Theme Symbol of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. The Theme of the World's Fair was "Peace Through Understanding" and the Unisphere represented the theme of global interdependence. It was dedicated to "Man's Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe." Very The End of History! Designed by landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke, it is the world's largest global structure.

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