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Observation Towers

 
 
Observation Towers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
1. Observation Towers Marker
Inscription.
Visitors could look out over the fair as they rode in one of two “Sky Streak” glass-inclosed (sic) elevators to the observation decks for even more spectacular views.
The three observations towers rise 60 feet, 150 feet, and 226 feet making them the tallest structures in the fair. Vending machines offered snacks on the upper levels while the lower deck served as a hospitality lounge for dignitaries.

 
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 (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); World’s Largest Suspension Roof (here, next to this marker); World’s Largest Map (here, next to this marker).
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
The Observation Towers image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 13, 2013
2. The Observation Towers
The elevators were removed as safety hazards years ago.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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