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Unisphere, New York City

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The Unisphere is a spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth, located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in the borough of Queens, New York City. The sphere, which measures 140 feet (43 m) high and 120 feet (37 m) in diameter, was commissioned as part of the 1964 New York World's Fair. The Unisphere is one of the borough's most iconic and enduring symbols.


Commissioned to celebrate the beginning of the space age, the Unisphere 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".
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  • Very cool. Iconic spot. Beautiful foliage in the park this time of year. Queens museum is interesting right next to it. Park there to see unisphere and go into queens museum to see the detailed...  more »
  • Seeing this from the ground and now also seeing this from the air it’s a very majestic structure. Well worth spending your time in Queens to check it out. Really quite one-of-a-kind  more »

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