Saturday, July 09, 2005



Date: 3/2003
Location: Spaceship Earth, EPCOT Center, DisneyWorld
Comments: The world-renowned 180-foot-tall geosphere is the marquee attraction at DisneyWorld's EPCOT Center. Walt Disney's fascination with the future came full circle in 1972, when EPCOT and Spaceship Earth opened. Sadly, Walt would not live to see the debut of his natural wonder. The Geosphere's outer shell is comprised of 11,324 trangles (composed of Alucobond, a thermal polyethylene core bonded to aluminum), is 518.1 feet in circumference, 165 feet in diameter and covers 150,000 square surface feet. The sphere also weighs 16 million pounds, stretches 180 feet above the ground and took 26 months to construct.


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