NOTE: After this article was published, a larger free flying flag measuring 60 x 120 feet is now on display in Sheboyhan, WI.
Without peeking below, how large do you think the world’s largest American Flag is? 50-feet wide? 100-feet wide? Bigger? Keep reading to learn more about the world’s largest American flags, and how you can get one of your own.
The world's largest American flag
Meet the Superflag. Measuring 505 feet wide by 225 feet tall, weighing approximately 3,000 pounds, and costing about $80,000, the Superflag set the Guinness world record for the World’s largest American flag.
Ski Demski, the flag’s maker, had the first Superflag made of cloth and sewn together in Pennsylvania and delivered to him on Flag Day in 1992. In 1996, a version of the super flag was hung on cables across the Hoover Dam to mark the Olympic torch relay. It took over 500 people to unfurl. According to Demski, "It wasn't easy.” Winds ripped it in three places during that outing, including one 90-foot gash. The repairs, made by a Huntington Beach sail and boat cover company, cost Demski $5,000.
Since, versions of the Superflag have been flown at the Super Bowl and the World Series (shown above). In fact, the flag’s website states, “If you have seen a giant sized American flag chances are it was a Superflag!”
The world’s largest free-flying American flag
Bridging the gap between New York and New Jersey, Fort Lee hosts the world’s largest free-flying American flag. The 450-pound nylon banner is over 60 feet long and 90 feet wide. Each stripe measures about five feet wide and each star is about four feet in diameter.
The flag is unfurled on George Washington Bridge for eight national holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day. According to an article on NJ.com, it takes about 30 minutes for Port Authority workers to remove the flag from its container inside the tower.
When the flag is flying, the best viewing points are from The Lemoine Avenue overpass in Fort Lee and the north area outlook of Fort Lee Historical Park on Hudson Terrace. Or, you could take a drive over the bridge while it’s flying.
The World’s Largest American Vintage Wood Flag
Meet the Patriot Wood American Vintage 8-Foot Wood Flag. The first of its kind, this flag comes in four 50x24" vertical pieces which will display side by side. Whether in your home or office, it’s a piece you’re friends will certainly rave about.
Massive is an understatement. Tremendous doesn't cut it. Awesome just feels just silly. This wood flag is more than just a decoration, it's a work of art. It's a monumental piece that only the true American can appreciate.