Travelers looking at the revolving globe inside Pan Am's Terminal at Miami Airport


This globe, one of the largest in the world, is 10 feet in diameter, weighing 6,500 pounds. One sixty-fourth of an inch on the globe represents one mile. The greatest ocean depth, 24,000 feet, would be only one tenth of an inch below the surface. The highest point in the stratosphere reached by man. 72,000 feet, would be only a fifth of an inch above the surface.