Unisphere Theme Center


LIGHTING LOCATION
  Lighting Unisphere Theme Center  
Main Axis
West end of Promenade
CONSULTANTS DESIGNERS
 
Hamel and Langer
652 First Avenue
New York 16, New York
OR9-9140
and
Clarke and Rapuano, Inc.
830 Third Avenue
New York 22, New York
PL4-1030
 
Lighting Scheme
Hamel & Langer
CONTRACTORS
 
Hatzel & Buehler
 

Source: Operations Manual - New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation

 Line Drawing Light Tower
typical of five
The Unisphere, 120-ft in diameter and 135-ft high, is illuminated by a mobile lighting arrangement devisied to resemble the day-night cycle of the globe. The effect is accomplished by special lighting equipment, mounted on five towers surrounding the theme center, at a 200-ft radious. Light movement from east to west, simulates a rotation of the earth and the setting sun. As darkness comes, blue floodlighting enhances the effect. The entire performance is automatically controlled, with sequential operations regulated by synchoronized timers. A total of 35 ellipsoidal projectors and 30 mercury-vapor floodlights are used, with a connected load of 279 kw. The composition presents an enchanting vista from the promenades and walkways in the area.
Line Drawing Distribution of Towers
around Unisphere

 

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