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  • 1. The Great Globe A Very Large Model of Earth Built by the World’s Children “man must rise above the Earth – to the top of the clouds and beyond -- for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives” Socrates 500 BC
  • 2. University of Minnesota May 4,1993
  • 3. Skyline Display Company – Trade Show booth systems – Bryan Beaulieu
  • 4. Skyline Display Company – Trade Show booth systems – Bryan Beaulieu
  • 5. 11,000 children assembled this 42ft globe in 4 hours
  • 6. Assembled in 4 hours by 11,000 elementary students 42’ globe designed by Beaulieu for Univesity of Minnesota – 90 days from concept to construction
  • 7. Students did the work of coloring and studying the panels The students raised the globe by pedaling a bicycle
  • 8. Engineer alumni from the Uof M mentored classrooms from their own grade schools
  • 9. The President of the University helps out
  • 10. Bryan Beaulieu
  • 11. On the mall in Washington, DC – Earthday 1995
  • 12. Earthday 1995
  • 13. On the mall in Washington, DC – Earthday 1995 – 200,000 helpers
  • 14. Mexican students in Guadalajara assemble the Earth
  • 15. Future engineers
  • 16. 1995 – Minnesota Tornado destroys the model on the University Campus
  • 17. The 420’ Earth at the scale of 100,000 to 1 The 42’ Earth – at the scale of 1,000,000 to 1
  • 18. The 420’ Great Globe – compared to the Great Pyramid
  • 19. If the Great Globe were in Paris………..
  • 20. Elisee Reclus French geographer “an ecological world view” Proposed a 420 ft “Great Globe” in 1898 Frenchman Elisee Reclus – Proposes 420’ Globe in 1890’s
  • 21. A different approach for an earlier era
  • 22. If the Great Globe were at Epcot Center……….with the Great Globe Labyrinth outlined………..
  • 23. The 420’ Earth - with a viewing ring at the equator…….
  • 24. A single tile with the Eiffel Tour and the Great Pyramid – approx. 5 inches on a side………………. Mounting system allows quic installation of tiles to the subassembly……….
  • 25. 3D tiles – show detail of 30’ objects
  • 26. Golden Gate Bridge, Great Pyramid, and the Eiffel Tower
  • 27. 3D Gypsum Printer
  • 28. Mt. St. Helens in 3D……
  • 29. 3D Tile of Mt. St. Helens
  • 30. The Colorful Earth
  • 31. Proposed Tile Making Center………Museum of Mines, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 32. 3D Printer Student work bench for coloring tiles
  • 33. Spin-off from NASA………using free 3D satellite photos
  • 34. Grand Canyon in 3D
  • 35. 3D Tile of the Grand Canyon with exaggerated scale
  • 36. Bathymetry for the ocean bottoms – 75% of the earth’s surface
  • 37. The Great Pyramid
  • 38. Great Pyramid Football Field Oil tanker
  • 39. Subassembly with 85 tiles…………..
  • 40. Assembly of subassemblies………
  • 41. Installation of the tiles on the Observation Ring………..
  • 42. The Giant Earth Ring elevators
  • 43. Assembly Deck Observation Deck
  • 44. Elevator Tower to the Observation Ring
  • 45. Planetarium/Theater inside the Globe Amphitheater – 50’ below the Globe
  • 46. Outdoor Theater
  • 47. Cut-away of the Globe Interior
  • 48. Potential Sites
  • 49. Vaiva Hills on the Tohono Oodam Tribal Land – south of Casa Grand, Arizona
  • 50. Vaiva Hills on the Tohono Oodam Tribal Land – south of Casa Grand, Arizona
  • 51. Vaiva Hills on the Tohono O’odham Tribal Land with tribal children visiting the site
  • 52. Walking into the canyon before the road construction…..
  • 53. Tohono O’odham Children with Bryan Bealieu
  • 54. Tohono O’odham Children
  • 55. Tohono O’odham – 1st Geology Lesson
  • 56. Wadi Bottom
  • 57. Tohono O’odham Children with Bryan Bealieu
  • 58. Sustainable Engineering builds a village meeting house – for the tribe Tohono O’odham villagers help build
  • 59. 5 Megawatt solar array
  • 60. 50 Megawatt Pump storage 5 Megawatts Solar
  • 61. Global Learning for a Global Village - EARTH
  • 62. Bryan Bealieu Home – Scottsdale, AZ
  • 63. Bryan Bealieu Home – Scottsdale, AZ
  • 64. Sustainable Engineering LLC 10989 East Tusayan Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480 522 7555 beaulieu2005@mac.com