Since it was built, the Sunsphere has made headlines here and around the country. Bart Simpson knocked it over in a famous episode of the Simpsons. Virtually every photo of the Knoxville skyline shot in nearly 30 years features the golden dome.
It is, in short, one of Knoxville’s most important cultural icons. The current controversy won’t be the last time the big ball is in the news.
Read business writer Carly Harrington’s story in today’s News Sentinel here.
For your consideration here are a few other Sunsphere links to browse this holiday weekend.
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