Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New York World's Fair Part 2

Back with more images from the Worlds Fair. The first image shows the Unisphere and the large fountains. I believe this was taken from the Greyhound tram ride. The tram ride would take a visitor through the entire fairgrounds.

The next shows the Telephone Pavilion sponsored by Bell. The architecture of this pavilion was very space age modern as it is a floating wing.

The next image is of the Mormon Church pavilion. The inspiration for the building is the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City Utah.

I will have to ask the experts to identify this building. It appears to be a large exhibit hall. I like the statue in front of the building. Sorry that the image is a little dark.

Tomorrow more 1964 New York World's Fair images.

7 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

The last picture is the US Pavilion. You can see the Great Seal of the United States in the background.

Major Pepperidge said...

I'm always surprised at how many photo were taken of the Mormon Pavilion... seems like it got way more than its rightful share of snapshots!

Bill Cotter said...

Fun shots! The statue in front of the United States Pavilion still stands in the park today.

Disneyana World said...

I'm really enjoying the World's Fair posts.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

The Mormon temple in our neck of the woods--it's out in Lake Oswego, OR--looks very much like the one in your photo. Must be a template design!

Duvivier said...

Wow! I've always wanted to see good pictures of the fair, great!

Anonymous said...

This was the United States Pavillion. It was the single most boring pavillion in the fair. It had a lot of Library of Congress "stuff". The film "Past as Prologue" was viewed on moving grandstands. It led one through American history and finally to the moon and the Milky Way on 135 screens that rose, slid, and formed tunnels. Once you went throught it the first time there was no need to go back...and I went to the fair eighteen times. It was standing a decade or more after the principal demolition of the fair was completed and was, literally, falling down when they finally were forced to get rid of it.