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The Great Globe
        A Very Large Model of Earth
        Built by the World’s Children




“man must rise above the Ear...
University of Minnesota May 4,1993
Skyline Display Company – Trade Show booth systems – Bryan Beaulieu
Skyline Display Company – Trade Show booth systems – Bryan Beaulieu
11,000 children assembled this 42ft globe in 4 hours
Assembled in 4 hours by 11,000 elementary students



42’ globe designed by Beaulieu for Univesity of Minnesota
– 90 days ...
Students did the work of coloring and studying the panels




  The students raised the globe by pedaling a bicycle
Engineer alumni from the Uof M mentored classrooms from
                 their own grade schools
The President of the University helps out
Bryan Beaulieu
On the mall in Washington, DC – Earthday 1995
Earthday 1995
On the mall in Washington, DC – Earthday 1995 –
                200,000 helpers
Mexican students in Guadalajara assemble the Earth
Future engineers
1995 – Minnesota Tornado destroys the model on the University Campus
The 420’ Earth at the scale of 100,000 to 1




The 42’ Earth – at the scale of 1,000,000 to 1
The 420’ Great Globe – compared to the
            Great Pyramid
If the Great Globe were in Paris………..
Elisee Reclus French geographer
         “an ecological world view”
  Proposed a 420 ft “Great Globe” in 1898




Frenchma...
A different approach for an earlier era
If the Great Globe were at Epcot
Center……….with the Great Globe
Labyrinth outlined………..
The 420’ Earth - with a viewing ring at
the equator…….
A single tile with the Eiffel Tour and the
Great Pyramid – approx. 5 inches on a
side……………….




                         ...
3D tiles – show detail of 30’ objects
Golden Gate Bridge, Great Pyramid, and
the Eiffel Tower
3D Gypsum Printer
Mt. St. Helens in 3D……
3D Tile of Mt. St. Helens
The Colorful Earth
Proposed Tile Making
Center………Museum of Mines,
Phoenix, Arizona
3D Printer




Student
work bench
for coloring
tiles
Spin-off from NASA………using free 3D
satellite photos
Grand Canyon in 3D
3D Tile of the Grand Canyon with
exaggerated scale
Bathymetry for the ocean bottoms – 75% of
the earth’s surface
The Great Pyramid
Great Pyramid




   Football Field
                    Oil tanker
Subassembly with 85 tiles…………..
Assembly of subassemblies………
Installation of the tiles on the Observation Ring………..
The Giant
Earth Ring
elevators
Assembly Deck




Observation Deck
Elevator Tower to the Observation Ring
Planetarium/Theater
inside the Globe




Amphitheater – 50’
below the Globe
Outdoor Theater
Cut-away of the Globe Interior
Potential Sites
Vaiva Hills on the Tohono Oodam Tribal Land –
south of Casa Grand, Arizona
Vaiva Hills on the Tohono Oodam Tribal Land – south of Casa
Grand, Arizona
Vaiva Hills on the Tohono O’odham Tribal Land with
tribal children visiting the site
Walking into the canyon before the road construction…..
Tohono O’odham Children with Bryan Bealieu
Tohono O’odham Children
Tohono O’odham – 1st Geology Lesson
Wadi Bottom
Tohono O’odham Children with Bryan Bealieu
Sustainable Engineering builds a village meeting house –
for the tribe




    Tohono O’odham villagers help build
5 Megawatt solar array
50 Megawatt Pump storage



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

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