Flushing in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Built and presented by the United States Steel Corporation (USS)to the New York World's Fair April 22, 1964.
Made of Stainless Steel, the Unisphere is 140' high, 120' feet in diameter and weighs 700,000 pounds.
Erected 1964 by United States Steel.
Location. 40° 44.782′ N, 73° 50.705′ W. Marker is in Flushing, New York, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Meridian Road and Grand Central Parkway. Touch for map. Access via exit 9P of the Grand Cental Parkway. The Unisphere and marker are just east of the Queens Museum of Art (the New York City Building during the 1964/64 New York World's Fair). Marker is at or near this postal address: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing NY 11355, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. NYC Bomb and Forgery Squad Explosion Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Exedra (approx. 0.3 miles away); William A. Shea Municipal Stadium (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Louis Armstrong House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Flushing Civil War Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Remsen Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flushing.
More about this marker. The Unisphere was the symbol of the 1964/65 New York World's Fair and was granted landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on May 10, 1995.
Regarding Unisphere. Extensive information about the Unisphere and the 1964/65 New York World's Fair can be found at: www.nywf64.com
Additional keywords. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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