Thursday, January 28, 2010

Searching for Famous Outdoor Globes and Maps

We are on a search for pictures of famous outdoor globes and maps like this one of the Unisphere. The Unisphere is a 12 story, spherical stainless steel representation of the globe. It was constructed to celebrate the beginning of the space age at the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. It is located in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York City. It is the world's largest global structure weighing in at 700,000 pounds and is 140 feet tall. The diameter is 120 feet.

It was designed by landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke and donated by US Steel. The Unisphere has been featured in film and TV shows of all kinds, including Earth 2100, Law and Order, The King of Queens and of course  the 1997 movie, Men in Black
To learn more about this check out the wikipedia page on it.

We need your help
We are trying to located and post all kinds of global map structures like this, not just globes but also regular indoor and outdoor maps that live in the environment, on walls, buildings, parks, anywhere, flat or dimensional. If you know of any we would love for you to take a picture and email them to us and we will put them up on the blog. We are interested in any kinds, from anywhere in the world. Please email to

1 comment:

Végétarien said...

Thanks for your site.
You can find french maps here :