A structural tower explodes into chaotic dispersement of triangular shapes across a checkered landscape. Or, something like that. Now that the dust has settled, it’s safe once again to visit my gallery at Redbubble to see this design on a potpourri of interesting gift and apparel items. So, check it out!
Yesterday was my first visit to the observation deck at the Sunsphere, located at 810 Clinch Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1982 for the World’s Fair, the structure stands 266 feet tall, weighs 600 tons and has windows that are layered in 24-karat gold dust. It’s interior circular viewing platform can accommodate a maximum of 86 visitors, with informational displays providing descriptions of the Sunsphere and surrounding area.
Entry is free and an elevator (no stairs) transports people up to floor “L4”. Full panoramic, expansive views of the city and landscape – Tennessee River, Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Mountains – offer guests a pleasant experience. Plan to spend a minimum of five minutes visiting this landmark, though take as long as you’d like to observe the area and/or read associated historical materials.
Regarding photography, though, one can expect to capture structural supports in most pictures, and, due to the gold-colored glass, interior photographs will likely retain a green hue. Also, based on the spheric design, I suspect that keeping the exterior window surfaces washed is very difficult – some were dirty.
Note: if you or someone in your group is a Senior Citizen or simply may need to rest, please be advised that there are no seats (or restrooms) available. So, remember to bring a walker that has a seat, or, alternatively, a collapsible campsite (tripod) chair.
I parked a few blocks from the Sunsphere at the Locust Street Garage. There’s a convenient ‘skywalk’ near parking, which allows walkers to bypass Henley Street and leads directly to the Convention Center. The cost for parking is $8 for two hours or less. After that, it’s $12.
Fine Art America
One more thing. If you’d be interested in a new print for your home or office, I’ve added the following picture to my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by to select from a variety of available print types – framed, canvas, art, wood, metal and/or acrylic!
Enjoy my rendition of the Burton Clock Tower on the campus of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Based on a photograph, this digital art is available in my gallery at Fine Art America on a variety of different print types. So, stop by for a visit!
Enjoy this black and white photograph of the Burton Clock Tower on the campus of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Select a print type of your choosing for home, or at the office, when you visit my gallery at Fine Art America. Thanks for stopping by.
In the middle of the ocean with no land in sight, a mysterious structure was discovered. Could this be the lost city of Atlantis? Neither the navigational charts nor GPS provided any answers. So, the explorers approached the tower with caution…
This spiral notebook is printed on the front cover and has 120 pages. It also has a handy document pocket inside the back cover and is available in a selection of ruled or graph pages. Dimensions are 6″ wide by 8″ tall. Makes a great gift idea!
Enjoy this framed print at home or in the office, featuring the Burton clock tower located on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Several frame varieties to choose from. Premium shatterproof acrylic protects the face of the art print, while an acid free dust cover on the back provides a custom finish. Includes wall hanging hardware.
Available in small, medium and large sizes (small, featured here), this three dimensional science fiction structure wall tapestry is a great way to decorate the walls in your home or college dormitory. Made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finished edges and durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use. Enjoy!
Enjoy this iPad case featuring digital artwork of a tall, mysterious metallic structure at sea with water reflecting warm colors of the sky. Available in Snap and Skin styles. Extremely durable, shatterproof casing. Allows full access to all device ports.