The New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is currently vacant, a lock on its gate allowing only a glimpse of the decayed interior of Philip Johnson’s futuristic “Tent of Tomorrow,” designed for the 1964 World’s Fair.
What will become of the derelict New York State Pavilion, a rusted Space Age relic of the 1964 World’s Fair?
OKLAHOMA CITY — In zoos, museums, and other attractions around the United States, visitors can still get a retro souvenir for just a couple of bucks.
New York City has public art that’s older than the city itself.
The Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science in Queens was designed to give visitors to the 1964 World’s Fair the feeling of floating in deep space.
With the ostentatious pavilions gleaming during the day, and the fountains and futuristic statuary illuminated at night, the World’s Fairs in New York were a photographer’s dream.
For infrastructure started in the 19th century, the New York City water system is remarkably equipped to support the metropolis of the 21st century.
Philip Johnson’s grandiose pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair wasn’t the only skeleton exhumed from his past today. The first public viewing of the pavilion in 27 years was followed by the release online of the renowned architect’s FBI file by the Paleofuture blog.