Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
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Flushing Meadows Park · interesting places nearby
Designed for the 1964 World's Fair, this 12-story-high stainless-steel globe is the focal point of Flushing Meadows Park, and the de facto icon of Queens. (Nowadays, it's probably most recognizable as the backdrop for the Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill album cover.) In summer, it's ringed with fountains; at other times, it's crisscrossed by skateboarders.