Hemisfair 68 San Antonio World's Fair Souvenir Stems
for item 384
4 Etched stem Champagne glasses from the San Antonio 1968 World's Fair Called Hemisfair. Each goblet stand 4 1/2" tall and have a 3 1/4" diameter. Each glass has an etching of the Tower of the Americas and the base of the stem has an etching that reads"Hemisfair 68".
Completed in 1968, the Tower stands as an 80-ton reminder of HemisFair, Texas' World's Fair, for which it was the theme structure. The Tower is a triumphant feat of architectural and engineering skills and is still one of the tallest freestanding structures in the Western Hemisphere. Rising 750 feet to the top of the antenna, the Tower is 87 feet higher than the Seattle Space Needle, 67 feet higher than the Washington Monument and 52 feet higher than the San Jacinto Monument. The observation deck is encircled by an outdoor walkway which enhances the sensation of height above the Alamo City.