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Looks like the Perisphere needed some tender loving care

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On 12/24/2017 at 5:08 PM, Randy Treadway said:

Interesting how the Trylon's shadow looks curved, on a curved surface.

Apart from being unavoidable, I believe this effect was used in the design - at certain days before noon, the Trylon would make a shadow of it full length, coiled into a tight spiral. I have sold such images to members here. Trey has one?

Those access ports or holes always seemed much larger in aerials. I think there were six or eight?

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22 minutes ago, magikbilly said:

Those access ports or holes always seemed much larger in aerials. I think there were six or eight?

Of course they never admitted what *really* made the holes.

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That first photo, the one of the workmen on the surface of the Perisphere, is incredible.  I'm not quite sure what it is about the scene, but it captures the mystery of The World of Tomorrow.  The sheer size of the sphere, the geometry of the Trylon shadow, the dark and almost forbidding sky--it all conveys the marvel and soaring ambition of that fair.

The shot of the Trylon and Perisphere information booth is just plain wonderful.

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