Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Remnants from the ruins
During the preservation work by the NY State Pavilion Project, several artifacts were discovered that tell the building’s history and construction. On display here are a few items.
The roofs of the observation decks were constructed of translucent fiberglass panels supported by an aluminum grid of I-beams with interlocking pieces creating a brick pattern. The panels were adhered with a black tar like adhesive. These remnants of the beams and roof panels show the contact points of these two materials with some remaining dried adhesive.
Throughout the pavilion lollypop lighting stations followed the circular motif common to Philip Johnson’s design for the pavilion. They illuminated the large entrance sign as well as the artwork on the Theaterama. The top half of one such luminaire is displayed here. John Piro of the painting crew is pictured re-installing one of the luminaire tops which is on the Mezzanine to the right of the escalator.
Location. 40° 44.611′ N, 73° 50.669′ W. Marker is in Queens, 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. New York State Pavilion Skate Rental (here, 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).
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.