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Introduction
1)
Title
Unisphere
2)
Town, State
New York, NY
3)
ID #
1844
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
October 06, 2009
5)
Compilation Date (Latest)
October 06, 2009
6)
Site Worked Last
September 06, 2012
Content
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1)
Ideals
3)
Not Applicable
4)
Not applicable
5)
Not applicable
6)
Not Applicable
Design
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1.)
Man-made
2.)
Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
5)
Big
7)
Inscribed/lettered directly
8)
Text available, all
9)
Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
2800-814.1, 2800-814.2, 2800-814.3, 2800-814.4, 2800-814.5, 2800-814.6, 2800-814.7, 2800-814.8, 2800-814.9, 2800-814.10
10)
Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Known
13.1)
Fabricator/Builder 1
United States Steel 
13.2)
Fabricator City
 
13.3)
Fabricator State
 
13.4)
Fabricator Country
United States 
Setting
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1)
Plaza arrangement
2)
Open Space , Water
3)
Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
6 Very Good
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
6 Very Good
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
5 Good
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
6 Very Good
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
6 Very Good
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
5.8 Very Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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4)
Not Entered
5)
April 22, 1964
6)
Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
9)
Under Consideration
10)
Other Monuments on Site
1881 , 1920 , 1921
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Local government , Community Group/Not For Profit
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
Demography
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1)
File Number
51
2)
Town/City
New York
3)
County
Queens
4)
District
Queens
5)
State
NY
6)
Zip
11375
7)
Country
United States
8)
Latitude (GPS)
0.0000000000
9)
Longitude (GPS)
0.0000000000
10)
Intersecting Street 1
Grand Central Parkway
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Van Wyck Expressway
12)
Additional Identifier 1
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
13)
Additional Identifier 2
14)
Links/Websites
15)
Man-made
16)
16.1)
Business/businesses
16.2)
Government, Local
17)
1946-1973
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
October 06, 2009
19)
19.1)
Site Survey
19.2)
Website
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
SITE MAINTENANCE: Community Group/Not For Profit -- Unisphere, Inc.
COMMENT: Dedication text of main plaque:
"Dedicated to man's aspirations toward peace through mutual understanding
and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe
Built and Presented by
United States Steel Corporation to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, April 22, 1964
Made of stainless steel, the Unisphere is 140' high, 120' in diameter and weighs 700,000 pounds"



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