Haslam Cuts Ribbon to Reopen Sunshpere

By: Mike McCarthy
By: Mike McCarthy

Knoxville (WVLT) - It stood vacant, shinning high above Knoxville for nearly a quarter of a century, but not anymore.

Tuesday evening, Mayor Bill Haslam announced the Sunsphere will reopen on Thursday, July fifth.

Volunteer TV’s Mike McCarthy got an early look inside the renovated landmark.

The Sunsphere made its debut back at the 1982 World’s Fair.

And now, 25 years later, it's re-debuting after some renovations.

Tuesday Mayor Haslam cut the ribbon for the reopening of the fourth floor observation deck.

From what signs inside call the window on the world you can see for miles.

Not to mention a beautiful bird's eye view of Downtown.

There are also mini glass spheres along the railing, inside each, the sites, sounds, facts and history of Knoxville.

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