Wednesday, September 4, 2013
History of the Unisphere
From Alan Gross on Facebook:
I'm posting this video to celebrate 6,000,000 visitors to my friend Queens Crap's blogsite page. I've lived in Flushing, Queens all my life and came alive during the 1964/1965 World's Fair. The international exposition also was the reason 2 Goodyear blimps spent their summers in Flushing. Having the fair in my backyard enabled me to visit often. The symbol of the World's Fair was the iconic Unisphere, the huge stainless steel globe. I remember it being built! This short documentary shows the challenges and triumphs of its construction.
The Queens Crap blogsite provides its readers with in depth news stories about the borough of Queens. More importantly, readers' comments provide inside knowledge and truth not found anywhere else. While some may feel the site is controversial, I admit that it's one of my daily addictions. Over the years, I've posted stories and comments and am happy that such a forum was created.
The Unisphere is also part of the Crapper's logo so I thought it fitting that on this auspicious occasion of the 6 millionth visit, I post the story of the Unisphere's birth.
Here's something funny and blog-related...
In other words, "Don't tread on me!"