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

World’s Largest Suspension Roof

 
 
World’s Largest Suspension Roof Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
1. World’s Largest Suspension Roof Marker
Inscription. You are standing in the “Tent of Tomorrow” designed to capture the feel of a modern state fair – thus the circus tent like red and white stripes. Its roof of multicolored translucent panels measures 350 feet by 250 feet and is suspended from a huge steel crown supported by sixteen 100 foot cement columns. The towers were constructed by using the slip form method.

 
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. New York State Pavilion (here, next to this marker); Remnants from the ruins (here, next to this marker); 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); 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 . . .  Iconic World's Fair Pavilion to Reopen for One Day (YouTube, WSJ, April 2014, 6 mins.)
The "Tent of Tomorrow" today image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
2. The "Tent of Tomorrow" today
The panels were removed as safety hazards years ago.
. Video of efforts to spruce up the pavilion, includes footage of pavilion from 1964. (Submitted on September 29, 2017.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureEntertainment
 
The Tent of Tomorrow in 1964 image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by the Dexter Press, 1964
3. The Tent of Tomorrow in 1964
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on September 29, 2017. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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