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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.

This is very interesting: www.undercity.org/wordpress/nyc-the-worlds-fair-observati...

Tags:   1964–1965 New York World's Fair State Pavilion Flushing Meadows Queens New York Men in Black

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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.

This is very interesting: www.undercity.org/wordpress/nyc-the-worlds-fair-observati...

Tags:   1964–1965 New York World's Fair State Pavilion Flushing Meadows Queens New York Men in Black

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5-image panorama.

The Triborough Bridge (sometimes spelled Triboro Bridge and officially the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge), is a complex of three separate bridges in New York spanning the Harlem River, the Bronx Kill and the Hell Gate (part of the East River).

The bridges connect the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx via Randall's Island and Wards Island, which are joined by landfill.

Often still referred to as simply the "Triboro", the spans were officially named after Robert F. Kennedy in 2008.

Tags:   Triborough Bridge Triboro Bridge Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Astoria Queens New York Harlem River Bronx Kill Hell Gate East River panorama


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