sphero-, spher-, -sphere-
(Greek: ball, round, around; globe, global; body of globular form; by extension, circular zone, circular area)
It is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the Borough of Queens, New York City.
The Unisphere is one of the Borough's most endurilng symbols.
The Unisphere was constructed to celebrate the beginning of the space age and was conceived and constructed as the Theme Symbol of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.
The 140-foot-high stainless steel Unisphere towers over a circular reflecting pool containing fountains that spray water twenty feet in the air.
The sphere is covered with representations of the continents, showing the major mountain ranges in relief, and is encircled by three giant rings presenting the first manmade satellites, which had been launched in the late 1950's.
Also known as the "biosphere".