4. The Unisphere

Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, a New York City Landmark

Most structures at World’s Fairs were built to be taken down, but New York City has quite a few remnants of the two World’s Fairs we hosted. One of the most recognizable of those remnants is the Unisphere which stands in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. At 350 tons with a 120-foot diameter, it is the largest representation of Earth on Earth.

The Unisphere was built for the 1964-65 World’s Fair and was designated a landmark in 1995. The other well-known remnant of the 1964 fair is the New York State Pavilion, or what’s left of it. The Philip Johnson-designed structures, which consist of three towers, the “Tent of Tomorrow,” and “Theaterama,” are not landmarked.