Art: Ball & Spike

A motorcade of 300 bright floats, accompanied by even brighter fire engines, motorized troops and limousines, wound through mildly fascinated Manhattan crowds last week to a "World's Fair Rehearsal" in Flushing Meadow Park. As the rolling snowball of Fair publicity thus gained momentum one year from the finish line, Manhattanites began to be aware of another ball—"biggest ever built by man" —which will be white, hollow, 200 ft. in diameter, 18 stories high, and the Theme Centre of the World's Fair. The steel frames of this Perisphere and the Trylon (a three-sided obelisk...

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