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Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the Pavilion consists of three components: the "Tent of Tomorrow", the Observation Towers and "Theaterama".

The "Tent of Tomorrow" is elliptical. Its reinforced concrete piers once supported the largest cable suspension roof in the world. The floor of the Tent was a large scale design of a Texaco highway map of New York State. When the red ceiling tiles were removed in the late 1970s, the floor was exposed to the elements and was ruined.

The Observation Towers are made of concrete and the tallest is 68.8 meters (226 feet) high. The towers have observation platforms which were once accessed by two "Sky Streak capsule" elevators attached to the tallest (western) tower.

"Theaterama" was originally a single drum-shaped volume of reinforced concrete. Additions to the original structure were made in 1992-1993 and in 2008-2009. The Theaterama is home to the Queens Theatre.

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3-image panorama.taken in Astoria, Queens, New York.

Steinway & Sons - also known simply as Steinway - is an American and German manufacturer of handmade pianos and purveyor of subcontracted pianos from suppliers sold under the secondary names Boston and Essex. Steinway was founded in Manhattan in 1853 by German immigrant Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg (later known as Henry E. Steinway). The company's growth led to the opening of a factory and 'company town' in what is now Astoria in Queens, New York. A factory was also opened in Hamburg, Germany.

(Photos of the Steinway factory to follow)

Tags:   Steinway Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg Henry E. Steinway pianos Astoria Queens New York Steinway and Sons


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