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500-POUND GLOBE ASSEMBLED AT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AUG. 12

 500-POUND GLOBE ASSEMBLED AT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AUG. 12
 WHAT: The assembly of a giant, six-foot, 500-pound Rand McNally Geophysical globe, the most accurate model of the Earth ever manufactured.
 WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 10:45 a.m.
 WHERE: Second floor mezzanine of Library of Congress entry hall at
 101 Independence SE, Washington
 WHY: The "astronaut's-eye-view" globe is being donated to Library


of Congress by Rand McNally in honor of the quincentenary.
 Contractors will literally have the world on their shoulders (or part of it) as they carefully manipulate the north and south hemispheres of the six-foot diameter Rand McNally Geophysical Globe into place. The globe, valued at $45,000, will be assembled and mounted on a custom motorized base, equipped with special security equipment.
 The Rand McNally Geophysical globe will be on permanent display on the second floor mezzanine of the main entrance to the Library's Madison building, which will house its quincentennial exhibit "1492: An Ongoing Voyage." A formal presentation will take place at the exhibit's opening reception the evening of Aug. 12.
 CONTACT: Bonnie Ryan of Rand McNally, 708-673-9100, ext. 2295; or Jim McClung of the Library of Congress, 202-707-2905.
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