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Corona in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New York State Pavilion

 
 
New York State Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2013
1. New York State Pavilion Marker
Inscription.
This architectural marvel, built for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, was designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and consists of three sections – the observation towers, the Theaterama, and the “Tent of Tomorrow”.

Today you will have the rare opportunity to enter the “Tent of Tomorrow” where about six-million fair-goers once experienced live performances, used a microwave oven to heat their lunch, rode a high speed escalator, and walked along the highways of a huge map.

While you will view from a restricted area, you will have a “front row” position to see most all of what remains today of this the largest and tallest pavilion at the World’s Fair.

Please keep the line moving and limit the time spent inside the pavilion to no more than 15 minutes so that all our guests can enjoy a meaningful experience.

 
Location. 40° 44.611′ N, 73° 50.669′ W. Marker is in Corona, New York, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from Avenue of the States. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corona NY 11368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remnants from the ruins (here, next to this marker); Skate Rental (here,
New York State Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2013
2. New York State Pavilion
The spruced-up pavilion during Open House New York.
next to this marker); Live Performances (here, next to this marker); Mezzanine Tour of New York State (here, next to this marker); “Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair (here, next to this marker); World’s Largest Suspension Roof (here, next to this marker); Observation Towers (here, next to this marker); World’s Largest Map (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corona.
 
Also see . . .  Modern Ruin: The New York State Pavilion (YouTube, 6 min.). Originally built and used as a cultural space for the 1964/65 World’s Fair, the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens is currently abandoned. With a hope to change this, Matthew Silva and Salmaan Khan co-founded People for the Pavilion, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to developing a vibrant community around the Pavilion, to raise awareness about the structure. Silva and Khan tell their story and showcase the trailer to Silva’s 2015 documentary, Modern Ruin. (Submitted on September 29, 2017.) 
 
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New York State Pavilion in 1965 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 1965
3. New York State Pavilion in 1965
The three sections - Theaterama, the towers, and the Tent of Tommorow image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2013
4. The three sections - Theaterama, the towers, and the Tent of Tommorow
New York State Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 15, 2017
5. New York State Pavilion
This World's Fair souvenir gives a good overview of the pavilion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on October 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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