Wednesday, November 10, 2010

World's Fair Wednesday- Buildings

First up from the 1964 New York World's Fair is this view of the Fiesta area with the IBM Pavilion in the background. The Fiesta was a village of kiosks where many countries sold various folk art items. Unfortunately the photographer pointed the camera towards the sun.

Next up are two images of the General Motors Futurama building. First up is the outside of the building with the expressway in the foreground.

And a view of the entrance.

Final image is my favorite areas for the New York World's Fair...Sinclair Dinoland and the US Royal Tire Ferris Wheel. This is the spot I would run to first when the time machine is perfected.


Katella Gate said...

That "spare tire as Ferris Wheel" must have sounded better in the pitch session than it turned out as a ride.

It's not that tall, and most of the view is looking into the mechanism.

Major Pepperidge said...

Katella Gate, I guess you're right, but I'd still love to ride it!

JG said...

Yeah, who cares about the view. That "tire" look was a real metaphor. I still have my Hot Wheels case shaped like a tire, filled with all the original 12 Hot Wheels.

I thought once I was going to pay off my house with my Hot Wheels and Avon bottles, but that didn't pan out.

Nice pictures of a fun place and time.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

The giant tire is so cool! I hear its still around, minus the Ferris Wheel mechanics - reason enough to visit Michigan!