Source: United States Steel
|There's a 12-story
miracle in Flushing Meadow Park called Unisphere. It's the largest
replica of the world ever built. And the symbol of the 1964-1965
New York World's Fair.
was completed, it confronted U.S. Steel with unbelievable engineering
and construction problems. Since it's an open sculpture, with
virtually every part exposed, Unisphere had to be built to withstand
the rain and ice. And the salt-laden gales that sweep across
But all these
problems were solved. Without sacrificing beauty for strength,
or strength for beauty. And defying predictions that Unisphere
was "impossible," it was completed a full five months
ahead of schedule. And when the last section of the stainless-steel
globe was put into place, all the pieces fit perfectly. They
had to. There wasn't a replacement part on earth, because nothing
like Unisphere had ever been attempted before.
140 feet over a reflecting pool. Has 500 separate parts. Weighs
900 thousand pounds. And has a diameter of 120 feet.
It will remain
as a permanent reminder of man's aspirations for peace through
understanding, and a symbol of his achievements in an expanding
universe. Unisphere is truly the miracle in the meadow.