Monday, October 29, 2007

He's Got The Whole World in His Hands. . .

This marble globe, located on Bicentennial Mall, floats on a fountain of water only 1/8 inches thick. You can go up to it and turn it (which isn't as easy as it looks!). If you look closely, on the left you'll see the USA. The white state is Tennessee. The globe, itself, weighs 18,000 lbs.

7 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Chris,

Up the road from Little Rock, in Fayetteville, Arkansas there is a "peace globe", much like this one but engraved with the words for Peace in all languages of the world. People turn it, too. The sculptor is Hank Kaminisky.

quintarantino said...

Trying to be what? Owner of the world?

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lv2scpbk said...

That looks like a tough job, hopefully he doesn't have to turn it.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice blog post today. I like it and the globe is nice but surprised it could ever be moved.

Curly said...

I wonder if the globe is floated on a liquid or ball bearings?

Wendy said...

Neat and interesting! You can easilly say - you've been around the world (several times)- on foot!

Jilly said...

How fascinating. Great for kids to learn a little geography. Incredible to think marble can float on water. Nice blog post.