1964 World's Fair Statue to Get Facelift
1964 World's Fair Statue to Get Facelift ddrmaxgt37, flickr
An iconic statue commissioned for the 1964 World's Fair in New York City will get a facelift.
The 43-foot-tall bronze "Rocket Thrower," has been described an example of Neo-Classic art and depicts a man with arms outstretched, hurling stars and a rocket toward the sky. According to the New York Times the statue was once as well-known as the Unisphere, the giant globe that sits in Queens at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where the fair was held in 1964 and 1965.