Silver Spring, Maryland: Giant Earth Globe

Built in 1966, this map-like metal frame earth is 40 feet tall.
Address:
Rossmoor Blvd, Silver Spring, MD
Directions:
On the southeast corner of Rossmoor Blvd and Hwy 97/Georgia Ave. Park in the Leisure World Plaza shopping center lot on the north side of Rossmoor.
Admission:
Free
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Giant Earth Globe

Was driving by and I saw this big guy just hanging out. I parked in the plaza and walked right up. It's bigger in person than it appears in photos.

[Danny, 06/15/2019]

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Metal Earth Globe

A large metal replica of the Earth has the capability of spinning. Sometimes they decorate the globe for special occasions.

[Uncustomary Art, 10/28/2014]

The globe was built at the entrance to Leisure World, a retirement community, in 1966. It's 40 feet tall and weighs two tons. It bears a strong resemblance to the Unisphere in New York City, which is 100 feet taller.

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