Savannah, Georgia: World Globe Storage Tank

A formerly ugly utility storage tank has been turned into beautiful Planet Earth.
14 E 73rd St., Savannah, GA
SW side of town, E of Hunter Army Field, 1 block south of Derenne at the corner of White Bluff Rd and 73rd St.
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World Globe Storage Tank

The World Globe Storage Tank in Savannah was originally painted by my grandfather, Leo Berkemeier, and one other gentleman, to look like the kind of globe one would see in school. My grandfather was in his rigging, painting an arrow to show the location of Savannah, when his cabling broke and he fell to the ground with severe injuries. This was around 1956-1957. There was a woman named Mary who is/was employed at the Visitor's Center, and her mother was the nurse who took care of grandpa.

[Peggy Stahl Berger, 05/23/2015]

Earth globe tank.

World Globe Storage Tank

The World Globe Storage Tank is still in good shape.

[ADalton, 07/11/2012]

Ah, the majestic sight of Earthrise over an industrial garage in Savannah.

World Globe Storage Tank

Nice way to camouflage what it is. The "oceans" could use a new coat of paint -- they are more gray than blue.

[Paula T., 01/24/2012]

Earth globe.

World Globe Storage Tank

This is the storage tank painted to look like a globe in Savannah. Appeared to be in pretty good shape, with Moon mailbox intact, August 2010.

If you turn down White Bluff Road, you cannot make a left turn onto 73rd street as there is a median there. Must flip a u-turn or go down a block and back track.

[Jerseydevil43, 08/17/2010]
World Globe Storage Tank

This was still painted as a globe back in the seventies, when my school bus drove past everyday, on my way to middle school. Savannah is pretty flat, so it's hard to miss.

[tracy, 03/08/2010]

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