The Unisphere ; 1964 World's Fair; New York City Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in New York City has hosted two World’s Fairs (1939 & 1964). And those fairs boasted many impressive landmarks, including the 610-foot-tall Trylon spire and the “UFOs” of the New York State Pavilion. But the Unisphere is the most well-known and longest-lasting. Designed by landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke, the steel sphere rises 140 feet and weighs 900,000 pounds (including its base).
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The World's Fair had arrived in New York City twice before, once in 1853 and again in 1939. Here, throngs of people head to the fairgrounds at Flushing Meadow in Queens in 1964. Admission to the extravaganza was only $2 for adults and $1 for children.
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