ChronoPoints | Unisphere
ChronoPoints is an initiative at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training dedicated to digitally documenting historically significant mid-century structures and artifacts. Our mission is to record a “life history” through the capture of digital data and by contextualizing it through contemporaneous photographs, documents, and oral histories of individuals associated with the artifact or building.
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Unisphere

Location

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York

Date
Category
Laser Scanning
About This Project

Designed by noted landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke, the 120 ft. diameter Unisphere was the symbol of the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair.  The Unisphere is comprised of more than 500 structural pieces that provide a relief map visualization.  With its three orbital rings, the massive stainless steel structure celebrated the dawn of the Space-Age.

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We would like to thank CyArk and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation