Brussels, Vancouver, Osaka
From the Great London Exhibition in 1851 to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, global expos continued their legacy of innovation and creativity leaving their mark on the world across a wide variety of fields including culture, technology and architecture. The 1958 Brussels Expo was renowned for its Atomium, a giant model of a unit cell of an iron crystal with each sphere representing an atom, and is today considered of Belgium’s key landmarks.
At the world Expo of 1970 in Osaka, Japan, the first prototypes of mobile phones were showcased. At the 1986 world expo in Vancouver, Canada, the topic of transportation took center stage and shed the spotlight on railway electrification systems, suspension railways, gondola boats and water taxis, while the communication cables with the length of nearly 2000 km were utilized during the construction of the 1988 World Expo in Brisbane, Australia, which attracted nearly 16 million visitors.