Savannah, Georgia: World Globe Storage Tank

A formerly ugly utility storage tank has been turned into beautiful Planet Earth.

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Moon mailbox at the Gas Globe.

World Globe Gas Storage Tank

Now this is pretty neat! Not only is this thing an accurate rendition of Mother Earth, but the mail box for this address is the MOON! Go during the day as it is not lit at night.

[Cris Swanlund, 11/29/2007]
World Globe Gas Storage Tank

The Globe was purchased by a woman who owns a mortgage company. While she has left the landmark with the image of the earth on it, she has somewhat defaced it by emblazoning advertising for her mortgage company across it. So much for taste, I suppose.

[C Knight, 06/14/2006]

Earth Globe Water Tower.

World Globe Gas Storage Tank

Big globe -- recently repainted for the new Millennium. It was originally used as a storage tank for the local gas company. In 1956, R.E.Turner, Jr. (Cable mogul Ted Turner's father) talked the company into painting it like a globe. The repaint is a little different -- it is now painted as the earth is seen from space. It even has a hurricane cloud formation heading straight towards Savannah.

[Trevon Watson, 01/04/1999]

John Strickler points out that "This globe can be seen briefly in the Sandra Bullock/Ben Affleck movie 'Forces of Nature.'" Tipster Dave Schneider reports "when they painted the hurricane [Floyd] heading toward Savannah, they goofed up and had it rotating clockwise! It was a big joke in town until it was re-painted correctly." Photo by Peter ter Haar added April 2005.

World Globe Storage Tank

Address:
14 E 73rd St., Savannah, GA
Directions:
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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