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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Knoxville Sunsphere!

The Knoxville Sunsphere!

The Sunsphere was built for the 1982 World's Fair. It was meant to be a source of civic pride, but hasn't quite turned out that way.

It's been opened and closed as an observation deck back and forth ever since then, and for now it seems to be open for the near future. Here's an idea of what you can see from up there:
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Soon after taking this photo, I got on the elevator to go to the top. Joining me on the elevator was a local in his young 20's. He told me he had lived in Knoxville his whole life and he hadn't been up there since he was a little kid, and he just felt like it on this day. I had been up once before in 1994.

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