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From jaw-dropping design to wow-inducing technological wizardry, the 2012 World’s Expo in Yeosu, Korea, is brimming with inspiration for exhibit and event professionals. EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2012 microsite features everything from Expo-related news and FAQs to historic World’s Expo highlights and video footage direct from Yeosu. This site also plays host to EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2012 Awards, honoring the best the world (well, the World’s Expo, at least) has to offer.
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Iron Man
To symbolize its status as the nation’s fourth-largest producer of iron, Alabama forged a 56-foot-tall statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and blacksmithing, for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. Erected within the state’s exhibit in the Palace of Mines and Metallurgy, the 60-ton effigy wielded a hammer that weighed 300 pounds. After the expo, the statue was shipped back to Alabama, where the mythical man has since been used for a medley of marketing purposes, with advertisers sticking an ice-cream cone, a Coca-Cola bottle, and even a Heinz pickle in his open hand.
Photo: Library of Congress

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