Giant Globes (page 2)

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Savannah, GA
The Globe was built in 1956-1957 by the Savannah Gas Company as a 100,000-gallon natural gas storage tank. It was painted as a globe by the company a couple years later. The globe measures 60 feet in diameter. It was in use until the 1970s. It deteriorated until it was purchased and repainted in 2000. The new look featured simulated satellite photography with a hurricane heading for Savannah. In 2005, the globe was sold to the Savannah Mortgage Co. for $450,000. The cottage next door to the globe housed their office. They added their own lettering to the globe. The mailbox was meant to represent the moon. In 2020, the property was sold. These photos are from 2021. In 2022, the buildings were demolished and the moon mailbox removed. A Parker's Kitchen, a Starbucks and Chick-fil-A were built on the property and the globe was restored. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Spaceship Earth [gone]
Kennesaw, GA
This Spaceship Earth sculpture was created by Eino, a Finnish-American artist, and installed in 2006. It was 15 feet in diameter and decorated with Brazilian blue quartzite and bronze pieces. The bronze figure represented environmentalist David Brower. In 2007, it collapsed and was reassembled. In 2023, it was found to be unsafe and permanently dismantled.

Globe [gone]
Idaho Falls, ID
Globe [gone]
Phoenix, AZ
Globe [gone]
Tucson, AZ
The Globe in Idaho Falls was installed in front of Andersen Manufacturing Inc. This photo is from 2014. By 2015, the globe was gone.

The Globe in Phoenix was located at the entrance to the Phoenix Zoo. This photo is from 2012. It was demolished later that year.

The Globe in Tucson was a temporary installation. I assume it was originally used as an advertisement for an internet company. I think it was for sale at a flea market which was on this lot in 2012. It's gone now.

Portland Luggage
Portland, OR
Globe [gone?]
Rantoul, IL
Roseland, LA
Tahlequah, OK
Baptist Bible
Fellowship International
Springfield, MO
This Portland globe is mounted on top of the Portland Luggage store sign. [map]

I believe the Globe in Rantoul was located near the Furniture World building. However, I can't match up any of the building details in this photo from 2009 with anything at Google Street View. So, if anyone knows where this globe is/was or anything else about it, I'd love to hear from you. It appears that it was installed on a safe.

This Globe in Roseland is installed at Smitty's Supply Inc.'s world headquarters. The company moved here around 2015 and this globe was installed then. [map]

This Globe in Tahlequah is installed in front of Modern Cleaners. The cleaners has been there since at least 2008. The pedestal on which it is installed has a "G" on it which might be a clue as to the original business. The globe is bent over quite a bit now. [map]

The Baptist Bible Fellowship International globe is about ten feet tall. [map]

Tulsa, OK
This Globe sign in Tulsa was tilting badly in 2011. By 2014, when a tattoo studio moved into the building next to it, the globe was righted. Does anyone know what business this advertised for? [map]

La Verne Business Park
La Verne, CA
Kenosha, WI
JVC Globe [gone]
New York, NY
Neillsville, WI
The globe at the La Verne Business Park was built in 2005 and installed here for Tofasco. It is 20 feet wide and entitled "Ironwork Globe." It was designed by Penwal Industries and built overseas. It is part of a no-longer operating fountain. For more, see this website. [map]

The Veteran's Memorial Fountain was built by Frank Colicki in 1976. The globe is made of stainless steel with continents made of cast bronze. The fountain is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

This JVC Globe was located in Times Square. It had been there since 1999. The JVC letters which circled the globe were replaced with an LED screen in 2008. The globe was 18 feet in diameter. It was removed in 2014. For more, see this website.

This Globe sculpture in Neillsville is installed in front Dave & Donna's bar. The arrow points to the sculpture's location in Globe, WI, a city which doesn't exist anymore. [map]

Hole N' The Rock
Moab, UT
Halliburton Globe
Hugoton, KS
King of Kings Fountain
Glendale, CA
The globe at Hole N' The Rock was installed sometime between 2008 and 2012. [map]

The Halliburton Globe in Hugoton is installed at the Gas Museum. Halliburton makes products used in the oil and gas industries. The local Halliburton supplier donated the globe to the museum around 1990. The company's "winged H" logo with a globe was designed in 1947. [map]

The globe in the King of Kings Fountain, aka the Fountain of Faith Memorial, is located at the Faith Center Church. The Church was built around 1955. The globe has a lit "eternal flame" on top and the words "King of Kings" in Greek. It was restored in 2012. The water was not turned on when these photos were taken in 2023. For more, see this website. [map]

Globe, AZ
Minot, ND
Sioux Falls, SD
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Global Flyer Monument
Salina, KS
This Globe in Globe serves as a welcome sign to downtown. It was painted around 2021. [map]

This Globe in Minot was probably installed by I. Keating Furniture World which shares this shopping strip with a couple of other tenants. It has been there since at least 2008 and I assume a lot longer than that. There appears to be a motor box below the globe, indicating that it revolved originally. [map]

This Globe in Sioux Falls was built in 2005 for TSP Inc's 75th anniversary. It is entitled "Our World" and was created by James Mailander. It was donated to the City's SculptureWalk project and installed in front of City Hall by 2008. [map]

This revolving Globe in Fort Lauderdale was installed around 2015 in the Plaza del Mar strip mall. [map]

The Global Flyer Monument in Salina was installed at Fosset Plaza at the Salina Airport in 2018. It is 16 feet tall and was produced by B&B Metal Arts from stainless steel. The monument marks the spot where Steve Fossett began and ended his solo flight around the world in 2005. [map]

Post-Intelligencer Globe
Seattle, WA
Sundial Globe
Sebastopol, CA
Long Beach, CA

The Post-Intelligencer Globe is also known as the P-I Globe. It was installed on top of the Post-Intelligencer newspaper building in 1948. The globe is 30 feet tall and the eagle on top is 20 feet tall. The letters that spell out "It's in the P-I" revolve around the globe. When the company moved to this building in 1986, the globe sign was brought along. In 2009, the Post-Intelligencer ceased publishing and the remaining entity,, moved to a new location. In 2012, the globe sign was donated to MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry. As of 2015, the museum was still looking for a place to move the sign. It was still in the same place in 2019. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

This concrete Sundial Globe in Sebastopol is installed in front of Park Side Elementary School. It is about two feet in diameter. It was installed in 1936 when the school was built. [map]

This Globe in Long Beach is made of bronze and is just over eight feet in diameter. It was built by Great American Bronze Works. It is a replica of the sculpture that has been missing since at least 2004. The sculpture was installed around 2009 in the median of a traffic circle in Douglas Park. It was commissioned by the Boeing Company as a tribute to the Donald Douglas aircraft plant which was demolished around 2005. The Douglas plant was replaced with a park and new commercial development. For more, see this website. [map]

Globe Fountain
Universal City, CA
Succulent Globe [gone]
Castroville, CA
Eco-Earth Globe
Salem, OR
The Globe Fountain in Universal City is located at Universal Studios. The globe revolves. There is another globe at the Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. [map]

This Succulent Globe was 14 feet tall and revolved. There were more than 30,000 succulent plants inserted through wire mesh to create the face of the globe. It was built by Robin Stockwell in 2013 and exhibited at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. The globe was later moved to the Succulent Gardens. The globe was dismantled in 2014.

This Eco-Earth Globe was built in 2003 as a community art project. The globe was previously an industrial storage tank. It is 26 feet in diameter and is located in Riverfront Park. It is decorated with nearly 9,000 ceramic tiles. For more, see this website. [map]

Grand Kugel Ball
Richmond, VA
Kugel Ball
Bakersfield, CA
Kugel Ball
Tulsa, OK
Kugel Ball
Farmington, NM
Kugel Ball
Amarillo, TX
The Grand Kugel was installed at the Science Museum of Virginia in 2003. This giant granite globe represents Earth and floats on water. A water jet causes the globe to revolve at the same rate of speed as Earth. There is a similar granite moon in the distance behind this globe. [map]

This Kugel Ball in Bakersfield is located at the Amtrak station. It appears to be made of granite. It originally had water in the base and spun independently. It could also be moved if pushed. There was no water when this photo was taken in 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

This Kugel Ball in Tulsa was installed in 1996 at the Tulsa Zoo as the Ethel Frances Crate Memorial. The black granite globe can be moved by hand. The inscription "The Earth is our mother. The sky is our father" is meant to reflect Native American culture.

This Kugel Ball in Farmington is located at All Veterans Memorial Park. The marble globe is about four feet in diameter and is suspended in water. There are stars on the globe to indicate where the U.S. has been involved in military conflict.

This Kugel Ball in Amarillo is installed in front of City Hall in Centennial Plaza. The Kugel Ball has been there since at least 2007. It might have been installed in 1987 when the Plaza was built. [map]

More Globes:
Cool Globes (Little Rock, AR)
former Earl Scheib sign (Beverly Hills, CA)
Crossroads of the World (Los Angeles, CA)
Huntington Library (San Marino, CA)
World Savings & Loan Association (Lynwood, CA) [vintage]
Olympic Strength (Colorado Springs, CO)
Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church (Jacksonville, FL)
former Food World (Lakeland, FL)
Pan Am Globe: 1, 2 (Miami, FL)
Kugel Ball (Titusville, FL)
Willis Tower Globe (was Chicago, IL; now Elmhurst, IL) [map]
Floral Globe (Wadsworth, KS) [vintage; gone]
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) [vintage; gone?]
Globe (Louisville, KY) [gone]
Mapparium (Boston, MA)
Moon (St. Louis, MO) [map]
Daily Planet (Raleigh, NC) [map]
Kugel Ball (Omaha, NE)
Foodstuffs International Visitors Center (Cincinnati, OH) [vintage]
WinStar Casino Globe (Thackerville, OK)
Rotary Plaza Globe Fountain (Tulsa, OK)
Fruits of Labor (Erie, PA)
Kugel Ball (Lansdale, PA)
Globe (Austin, TX) [gone]
Guinness Hall of World Records (Myrtle Beach, SC) [gone]
Schlitz Globe (Milwaukee, WI)
former Haworth Building (Calgary, AB)
Globe Monument (Gronlid, SK)
Globe (Liaoning, China)
Grand Palais (Paris, France)
Kugel Balls (various locations)

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