Corona in Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
What's Amazing about this Aviary?
It's a geodesic dome and was originally the Winston Churchill Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair.
This 175-foot-wide dome, an original display at the 1964 World's Fair here in Flushing, Queens, took only about a week to erect. It was one of the largest single-layer structures of its time.
Geodesic domes were originally designed by Buckminster Fuller, famous architect and designer. The domes were hailed as being one of the lightest, strongest and most cost-effective structures ever conceived.
Erected by Wildlife Conservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Architecture • Notable Events • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
Location. 40° 44.785′ N, 73° 50.976′ W. Marker is in Queens, New York, in Queens County. It is in Corona. Marker is on Zoo Path just south of United Nations Avenue North when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corona NY 11368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Puma: The Hunted (within shouting distance of this marker); Puma Our rescued pumas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Life and Times of the Coyote (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coyote (about 300 feet away); WCS In Action: Big Cat Conservation (about 300 feet away); Canadian Lynx (about 400 feet away); Our Rescued Eagles (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queens.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.