The Unisphere is a 140-feet high stainless steel globe located in Queens, New York. It is in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. It was designed by landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke. It is a symbol of the borough of Queens.
The Unisphere was built to celebrate the start of the space age. It was introduced at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. It represented the theme of countries around the world depending on each other. It was dedicated to "Man's Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe".
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- "Unisphere: Built by US Steel as the symbol of the 1964-5 New York World's Fair", Place Matters, 5 February 2010