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How To Build A Spaceship Earth

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We were out at EPCOT last weekend and the subject up on how they built Spaceship earth. So I took a dive into the Internet archives and found a few photos of the construction of this massive structure and a couple interesting facts to.

Did you know:

  • The outside is made up of 11,324 triangle shaped tiles.
  • Construction took 26 months and 40,800 man hours to complete.
  • The pylons which support the structure are sunk 120 feet into the ground.image151
  • The sphere’s diameter is 165 ft
  • The sphere’s circumference is 518.1 ft
  • The volume is 2,350,000 ft cubed
  • The structure weighs 15,520,000 lbs.
  • All the water collected from the structure is funneled through a gutter system that takes the water into the World Showcase Lagoon.
  • The structure is 18 stories tall.

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