World's Formerly Largest Rotating Globe - Wellesley, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 17.718 W 071° 15.929
19T E 313243 N 4685049
Quick Description: World's Formerly Largest Rotating Globe is the Babson Globe located next to Coleman Hall on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2014 5:07:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMKX0W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:

A sign in front of the globe describes its history and provides the globe's specifications.

"The concept of a large world globe was first envisioned by Roger Babson's grandson, Roger Webber, who believed that it would be a suitable complement to the giant relief map then located in Coleman Hall."

"Planning for the structure began in 1947. The actual construction took only seven months; however the 578 enameled panels that would be attached to the steel sphere took more than a year to create. The mammoth globe, which could spin on its axis and rotate on its base, weighed 25 tons and was 28 feet in diameter. The globe was dedicated on June 18, 1955, and for the next 20 years was a popular tourist attraction and media wonder."

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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