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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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New hurricane and paint job in 2023.

World Globe Storage Tank

International large scale mural artist Eric Henn painted this storage tank in 1999 to look like the Earth. 24 years later in 2023 he is back repainting it, giving it a fresh coat.

[Angie Wilson, 02/22/2023]

Hurricane Floyd has been replaced by Hurricane Fran.

July 1957 promo for globe.

World Globe Storage Tank

I came across old info about this globe at an estate sale in Atlanta.

[DJ Jennings, 05/29/2021]

The giant spherical natural gas storage tank was painted in 1956 to resemble a classroom globe. In 1998 it was repainted to mimic the Earth as seen from space.

Globe mailbox.

World Globe Storage Tank

The World Globe tank looks good from a distance. but up close it could use a little TLC. And the tank has its own mailbox that needs a lot of TLC.

[bordeauxbarb, 02/27/2020]
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.

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