The Trylon & Perisphere and the Court of Communications
D-40 Courtesy of Dr. William R. Hanson

The Trylon & Perisphere and the Court of Communications, seen through the twin 160 foot pylons which stood in front of the Hall of Communications.


Photo D72 - from the private collection of Dr. William R. Hanson
D72 Courtesy of Dr. William R. Hanson

The Statue of Washington and the crowd assembled to welcome the King and Queen of Great Britain.


Base of the Perisphere - Photo DS-3 by Harold Green from the collection of Dr. William R. Hanson.

An early view of the base of the Perisphere. Support columns were covered with mirrors and a ring of fountains surrounded the base to give the illusion the Perishpere was floating. As shown here, at first the illusion didn't work, then additional fountains were added and pressure increased, which achieved the desired goal. (lower left)


Photo D67 - from the private collection of Dr. William R. Hanson
D67 Courtesy of Dr. William R. Hanson

The Helicline and part of the Perisphere seen from a tiny window at the top of the Trylon.


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