NYC Parks

The Unisphere

Outdoor Sculpture, Park, and Historic Site
Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Ave of the States), Queens, NY 11375
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    • 1:00 PM–7:00 PM
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    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
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  • "... was presented to the 1964 World's Fair by United States Steel. Today, it is..." (2 tips)
  • "Ride around the unisphere when the sprinklers are on and cool down..." (2 tips)
  • "... featured location for Sonnet 44, performed by Kevin Brewer, directed by..." (2 tips)
  • City of New York

    Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s stainless steel crown jewel served as the centerpiece of the 1964 World’s Fair and was made and donated by U.S. Steel as a symbol of peace.

    City of New York · February 15, 2012
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  • Dali's D.

    Ride around the unisphere when the sprinklers are on and cool down ^_^

    Dali's D. · July 26, 2012
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: A crane lowers the final segment of the Unisphere into place in 1963, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · November 23, 2010
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  • Queens Museum

    #StaffPick David (External Affairs): Artist Matt Mullican’s Etched Granite Pavement at the base of the Unisphere traces the history of the park from its prehistoric roots through 2 World’s Fairs.

    Queens Museum · November 8, 2011
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Bite the big apple

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  • NYC Parks

    The Unisphere, a 140-feet high stainless steel globe, was presented to the 1964 World's Fair by United States Steel. Today, it is Queens' most recognizable symbol and a centerpiece for the park. Read more

    NYC Parks · July 30, 2013
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  • SidJacks

    The birthplace of Stark Enterprises!!

    SidJacks · April 7, 2012
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  • Lauren

    Lovely to bike around. I hope the construction around the Unisphere is finished soon!

    Lauren · March 28, 2010
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  • Alan C.

    The climactic scene from "Men in Black" takes place here. Those observation towers in the distance? Maybe they're alien spacecraft... Read more

    Alan C. · July 13, 2010
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  • The Sonnet Project

    The Unisphere was the featured location for Sonnet 44, performed by Kevin Brewer, directed by Sean Gannett: http://sonnetprojectnyc.com/portfolio/play-sonnet-44/

    The Sonnet Project · May 21, 2013
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  • Chad W.

    I got engaged here 4 yrs ago!!

    Chad W. · August 1, 2013
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  • Lewis S.

    Beautiful July Sunday afternoon -- fountain is on!

    Lewis S. · July 10, 2011
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  • Jason M.

    Fountain open for the summer!!

    Jason M. · August 14, 2010
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  • John H.

    Yeah, the sign on the fencing says the fountain is being restored.

    John H. · June 30, 2010
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  • Tracy Q.

    I have some very special memories of this spot .

    Tracy Q. · February 20
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  • Ross W.

    Check out the Sonnet Project's film that happened here. VERY COOL. http://bit.ly/13F2S3Z

    Ross W. · May 21, 2013
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  • Peter V.

    The steel used in making the Unisphere was from the top of the Empire State Building, which used to be ten feet taller.

    Peter V. · April 28, 2013
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  • Gajtana S.

    Even better up close

    Gajtana S. · March 2, 2013
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  • John W.

    The unisphere marks the global promise of the UN's first home, fulfilled decades later by NYC's immigrant borough. Come in Summee for the fountains, in Fall to watch kids play, skate & climb its base.

    John W. · December 29, 2011
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  • Jon Michael A.

    The place to see and be seen.

    Jon Michael A. · July 30, 2011
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  • Portia S.

    Go at night in the snow! It is sooo lovely!

    Portia S. · February 1, 2011
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  • Tornado

    Check out the sprinklers.

    Tornado · August 18, 2010
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  • Dave M.

    The fountain has never been on the three times I've visited the past 2 years, but skaters and roller bladers dig the empty space. However, it's all fenced off now. Looks like they're fixing it up

    Dave M. · June 27, 2010
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  • Alberto R.

    Qué tal ,amigo!! cçomo te va!!

    Alberto R. · February 20, 2012
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