Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Progressland At Night

I would imagine that, like Disneyland, the New York World's Fair was a beautiful place at night. It only makes sense that General Electric's Progressland pavilion would take full advantage of the lighting possiblilties. The graceful dome covering the pavilion lit up a night in a dazzling display: "If you come at night, Progressland's spectacular outdoor lighting will add to your enjoyment. The building's dome, lighted in multiple colors, will appear to revolve. Watch it for up to 14 minutes -- you won't see the same pattern appear twice." Look at those crowds!


Just for kicks, here's a look at the Unisphere at night. Silhouetted in front of it is the sculpture known as "Rocket Thrower", which I believe is still in place. You can see the Sky Ride in the distance. The Bell Pavilion would be behind us.

6 comments:

Ynot said...

Nice shots! Always love pix of NY World's Fair. I was there ... but too young to remember.

Progressland said...

Wonderful shot of Progressland at night! :)

Tannerman said...

Too bad we don't have video of that roof's animated lights. Lovely photo.

Stub Winged Bilge Rat said...

Wow! Those are really cool. Nice post.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Great pictures...again!

I haven't seen a lot of images posted about the 64-64 World's Fair at night. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Progressland! (...Now I have a new computer wallpaper.) Thanks!