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The rusted ruins of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York (made famous in the movie 'Men in Black') | by Paul Anthony Moore
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The rusted ruins of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York (made famous in the movie 'Men in Black')

Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the Pavilion consists of three components: the "Tent of Tomorrow", the Observation Towers and "Theaterama".

 

The "Tent of Tomorrow" is elliptical. Its reinforced concrete piers once supported the largest cable suspension roof in the world. The floor of the Tent was a large scale design of a Texaco highway map of New York State. When the red ceiling tiles were removed in the late 1970s, the floor was exposed to the elements and was ruined.

 

The Observation Towers are made of concrete and the tallest is 68.8 meters (226 feet) high. The towers have observation platforms which were once accessed by two "Sky Streak capsule" elevators attached to the tallest (western) tower.

 

"Theaterama" was originally a single drum-shaped volume of reinforced concrete. Additions to the original structure were made in 1992-1993 and in 2008-2009. The Theaterama is home to the Queens Theatre.

 

This is very interesting: www.undercity.org/wordpress/nyc-the-worlds-fair-observati...

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Taken on March 30, 2013