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Description: The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park, New York City
Posted by jvansyckle on September 27, 2011
This is great to see like this - I saw it a couple times at the World's Fair in 64-65. It was built by U.S. Steel, the company for which my Dad worked. I get to see it and have a nice reminder of him when I visit my in-laws in Woodhaven, Queens. Thanks for this, Chris.
Posted by chrislord on September 27, 2011
Oh yer quite welcome Jeff, thanks so much for a great comment, much appreciated, cheers.
Posted by artsculturepeace on September 20, 2011
Wonderful Chris! Thank you for adding this image to the artculturepeace365 group! Is this a monument to some historic event? Curious about the history of this sculpture's origins! Looking to future explorations of your on the topics of arts, culture, peace!
Posted by chrislord on September 20, 2011
The Unisphere is a 12-story high, spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth. Located in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in the borough of Queens, New York City, the Unisphere is one of the borough's most iconic and enduring symbols. Commissioned to celebrate the beginning of the space age, the Unisphere was conceived and constructed as the theme symbol of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair. The theme of the World's Fair was "Peace Through Understanding" and the Unisphere represented the theme of global interdependence. It was dedicated to "Man's Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe" Glad you asked! :-) Thanks very much.
Posted by artsculturepeace on September 21, 2011
Aha! Appreciate the backstory on this wonderful image. And how apropo that this Unisphere sculpture representing Earth was commissioned for "Peace Through Understanding". This sculpture & your photographic documentation/rendition of it do bring these intentions/feelings through to the viewer! All the best & mahalo, again for your participation!
Posted by michaelward on September 07, 2011
the future, from way back when. cool.
Posted by chrislord on September 07, 2011
Greatly appreciate your visit and kind words, thanks very much indeed, cheers.
Posted by fxman on July 02, 2011
reminds me of Men in black ! love this image ! love your style !
Posted by chrislord on July 02, 2011
And I love comments like yours Cary, thank you very much indeed for that enthusiastic feedback, cheers.
Posted by lianne on June 29, 2011
Just love your work Chris - so imaginative and original. But this is truly a work of art - beautiful treatment!
Posted by chrislord on June 29, 2011
You're very kind Lianne, thanks very much indeed for this wonderful comment, hugely appreciated. Cheers.
Posted by bernsgilnamurphy on June 25, 2011
Gorgeous image, superb treatment!
Posted by chrislord on June 25, 2011
I was much inspired by the scene itself which kinda led me to the finished look. It was very cold and bleak that day. So pleased that you enjoyed the result. Thanks very much Berns.
Posted by jimmyguan on June 16, 2011
Posted by chrislord on June 16, 2011
That's so nice of you Jimmy, and it's greatly appreciated. Thank you, cheers.
Posted by sharonmau on June 08, 2011
. it is sensational .
Posted by chrislord on June 08, 2011
Your much too kind Sharon, thanks so much for that. Cheers.
Posted by sharonmau on July 09, 2011
. you're welcome . . thank you for adding it to :: Square Format ::
Posted by loisbryan on June 05, 2011
Posted by chrislord on June 05, 2011
My cable service has gone into Sunday afternoon slow mode today and it took hours to upload this!! So nice to see comments on it right away, thanks so much Lois, very good of you. Cheers.
Posted by ramonfernandez on June 05, 2011
Wow! Very impressive. Well done Chris!
I really appreciate that enthusiasm Ramon, thank you very much indeed! Cheers.