Construction of Trylon and Perisphere

 
Construction of Trylon and Perisphere
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  • Title :     Construction of Trylon and Perisphere
  • Artist:     Hugh Ferriss Designer
  • Accession:     TD1993.12.1
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     circa 1938
  • Dimensions:     Inches 24-7/8 31 1-3/4 Dimensions, framed Inches 19-3/4 26-3/4 Dimensions, unframed, Centimeters 63.2 78.7 4.4 Dimensions, framed Centimeters 50.2 66.9 Dimensions, unframed
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     Architecture/Architectural Design , Futuristic/Utopian , World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1993.12.1.JPG
  • Tags:     World's Fairs and Expositions~Architecture~Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Description:
Ink on paper lithographic print depicting the construction of the Trylon and Perisphere, the structures designed to symbolize the theme of the 1939 New York World's Fair "The World of Tomorrow"; image depicts a ground level view of the construction site from a perspective beneath the metal framework of the Perisphere, the circular structure which symbolized "the world"; a group of workers standing on a beam in the center of the Perisphere structure are hoisting a panel in place, while at left center another crew of workers aided by a crane are raising a curved beam to the top of the framework; in background at right is the framework of both the Trylon, and the Helicline, the ramp which connected the Trylon to the Perisphere.