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History: Completed in 1982. Built for the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville. Designed by Community Tectonics as the fair’s main theme structure. The seven-story sphere is comprised of glass panes layered with 24-karat gold dust, supported by a six-pillar, steel-truss structure, standing 266 feet high. Admission was $2 during the fair. The observation deck is open to the public. Located in World’s Fair Park in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.


Also available at the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville, TN.


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Print - Sunsphere

    • This print is made from an original watercolor painting.
    • Measures 8x10"
    • Printed on acid free, 100% Cotton Card Stock
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