The Unisphere

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Ave of the States)
Queens, NY 11375
Historic Site, Outdoor Sculpture

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  • Ride around the unisphere when the sprinklers are on and cool down ^_^
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Parks stainless steel crown jewel served as the centerpiece of the 1964 Worlds Fair and was made and donated by U.S. Steel as a symbol of peace.
  • Bite the big apple
  • The Unisphere, a 140-feet high stainless steel globe, was presented to the 1964 World's Fair by United States Steel. Today, it is Queens' most recognizable symbol and a centerpiece for the park.
  • The birthplace of Stark Enterprises!!
  • PHOTO: A crane lowers the final segment of the Unisphere into place in 1963, at the link!
  • The climactic scene from "Men in Black" takes place here. Those observation towers in the distance? Maybe they're alien spacecraft...
  • I got engaged here 4 yrs ago!!
  • The Unisphere was the featured location for Sonnet 44, performed by Kevin Brewer, directed by Sean Gannett: http://sonnetprojectnyc.com/portfolio/play-sonnet-44/
  • The unisphere marks the global promise of the UN's first home, fulfilled decades later by NYC's immigrant borough. Come in Summee for the fountains, in Fall to watch kids play, skate & climb its base.
  • The steel used in making the Unisphere was from the top of the Empire State Building, which used to be ten feet taller.
  • Qu tal ,amigo!! como te va!!
  • #StaffPick David (External Affairs): Artist Matt Mullicans Etched Granite Pavement at the base of the Unisphere traces the history of the park from its prehistoric roots through 2 Worlds Fairs.
  • Beautiful July Sunday afternoon -- fountain is on!
  • Lovely to bike around. I hope the construction around the Unisphere is finished soon!
  • Memories of the 1964_65 NewYork World's Fair
  • Get on the 7, a must see in person
  • I didn't know that it was a fountain you can play in. Charming and refreshing!
  • This gigantic sphere is pretty cool. Come here and sit on one of the benches to relax from the soaring summer heat.
  • El mudo a sus pies