The Roanoke Star

The Roanoke Star (HMK9E)

Location: Roanoke, VA 24014
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 15.057', W 79° 55.948'

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World's largest man-made star. Erected in 1949 as a symbol of the progressive spirit of Roanoke, Star City of the South.

Height of steel structure - 100 ft.
Height of star - 88 1/2 ft.
Weight of star - 10,000 lbs.
Weight of steel structure - 60,000 lbs.
Weight of concrete base - 500,000 lbs.
Depth of base - 6 1/2 ft.
Length of neon tubing - 2,000 ft.
Current consumed - 17,500 watts
Height above sea level - 1,847 ft.
Height above city - 1,045 ft.
Visibility from the air - 60 miles
Several possible color combinations
Illuminated every night till 12.
HM NumberHMK9E
Placed ByRoanoke Merchants Association, Roanoke Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 594673 N 4123245
Decimal Degrees37.25095000, -79.93246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.057', W 79° 55.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 3.42" N, 79° 55' 56.88" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2001 Mill Mountain Greenway, Roanoke VA 24014, US
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