• Short Summary

    THE FINAL PIECE STRUCTURAL STEEL FOR THE UNISPHERE - SYMBOL OF THE 1964 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR WAS SET INTO POSITION LAST TUESDAY.

  • Description

    THE FINAL PIECE STRUCTURAL STEEL FOR THE UNISPHERE - SYMBOL OF THE 1964 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR WAS SET INTO POSITION LAST TUESDAY.THE EMPLACEMENT COMPLETED THE SKELETON OF THE UNISPHERE, WHICH TOOK 110 DAYS TO ASSEMBLE.THIS IS THE LARGEST REPRESENTATION OF THE EARTH AND THE BIGGEST STAINLESS STEEL STRUCTURE OVER BUILT.THE UNISPHERE WILL BE COMPLETED BY SUMMER OR EARLY AUTUMN.

    NOW THAT THE FRAMEWORK IS COMPLETED, THE PLACING M OF LAND MASS REPRESENTATIONS MADE OF RIGIDIZED STAINLESS STEEL, WILL BEGIN.THE FINAL TOUCHES TO COMPLETE THE STRUCTURE WILL BE THE ADDITION OF ORBITAL RINGS.

    THUS, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE SYMBOL OF THE FAIR WILL BE COMPLETED MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THE FAIR'S OPENING DATE ON 22 APRIL, 1964.

    THE UNISPHERE IS 12 STORIES HIGH.THE FINAL PIECE WAS SET IN PLACE BY A HEAVY-DUTY CRANE WITH A 170-FOOT BOOM AND A 30-FOOT JIB.THE LAST PIECE WAS SIX STORIES HIGH, AND STRETCHED FROM THE NORTH POLE TO THE EQUATOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE8CMP4ZXTIDVXR038QBRBA6LD
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8CMP4ZXTIDVXR038QBRBA6LD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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