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“Large, stately iconic structure from the 1964 World's Fair” 4 of 5 stars
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Unisphere
111th St., Queens, NY, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York City, NY
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“Large, stately iconic structure from the 1964 World's Fair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This 12 story structure can be seen from the subway entrance/exit for Williets Park/Mets baseball, but it is more impressive close up. It towers over you and was a good landmark for us to find the Queens Museum. It is one of the few remaining structures from the 1964 World's Fair and in 50 years it has not lost its appeal--it is the world's largest global structure and when someone sees it they have to take pictures of it. It sits right in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, near the museum and the tennis stadium that is home to the US Open.

Visited April 2014
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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

You can see the Unisphere from the 7 train and it gets even better up close. I am very glad I made the effort to visit this iconic landmark. It's free and truly remarkable to see in real life.

Visited February 2014
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“Left from the 1964 Worlds Fair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Unisphere is one of the few remaining objects left over in Flushing Meadow Park from the 1964 Worlds Fair.
It has even lasted longer than the Baseball stadium from that same fair.
Shea Stadium is a memory, but the Unisphere stands on.

Visited March 2013
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“Saw this from afar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Pretty neat little landmark. Nothing special, but it is a pretty recognizable object. Not far from the LaGuardia airport.

Visited May 2013
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“If you've always wanted to see it in person, go.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This familiar icon looks just like you expect, from having seen it in movies and on logos for years ... and yet it's better, and bigger, and awe-inspiring. My family (college students and adults) thought I was a bit wacky for wanting to go, yet everyone said, quite genuinely, "Wow!" when it came into view. Flushing Meadows Park is both full of interesting sites and somewhat tricky to navigate thanks to insufficient signage, but if you're looking for the Unisphere, it's behind the Queens Museum of Art, and within easy walking distance of the Queens Theater or the USTA Tennis stadium. Turn off the perimeter road into whatever parking you can find near those buildings, and peer around--you'll see it, and can walk toward it! We went when the fountains were off; I'd love to see the park in summer when all the fountains are on. I'm so happy to have finally seen this in person. (Side note: This area was the site of the 1964 World's Fair, and some of the buildings [e.g., New York State Pavilion] from the fair are still standing, albeit neglected and unused. The area feels a bit like it belongs in the ending of the first Planet of the Apes movie. It's a great testament to steel that the Unisphere still looks almost as fresh and intact as the day it debuted! Hope NYC will spruce things up for the site's 50th anniversary.)

Visited May 2013
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