Spaceship Earth Epcot 1982

Project Scope

The 5tco team furnished and installed this well known icon. The year was 1982, and our 5tco team was working then under Dave Demarest (Demarest Company). A major kick-off for the now well known ACM Alucobond. This geosphere, Spaceship Earth, has over 7,000 facets and was constructed onto three different size 8” aluminum channel triangle frames. Onto each triangle are four different size pyramids. Walt Disney told his design team to make the heat shield facets non-repeating. In the morning when the Florida sun strikes the sphere there is a strong “bong” sound as the East side heats up. And another “bong" when the sun begins to set. During the various design stages, we at Demarest were charged with the task to develop and conduct an actual “bong” test.

Portfolio Projects
Material Used

  • ACM Alucobond
  • Aluminum

About 5tco

5tco is the CENTRIA Dealer and a premier subcontractor of architectural metal wall panel systems used in commercial, industrial, and the non-residential markets.


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