Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More 1964 New York World's Fair!

Today I've got three beauties from September 1964 featuring the New York World's Fair.

We're over in the Transportation area, and this photo was taken from the roof of the "Transportation and Travel" pavilion (the one with the green moon dome that some of you might recall). There's a lot of stuff in this photo! To our left is the playful and colorful Chrysler pavilion, with the Hall of Science seen in the distance. The distinctive circle of curved pylons marks the Ford pavilion, home of the "Magic Skyway". You can see the sign for the Avis Antique Car Ride, and Sinclair's Dinoland. In the right foreground, the curved roof of SKF Industries' building can be seen (they made ball and roller bearings!).


Our photographer panned to the right, and we can now see Shea Stadium way back there. The Beatles had performed their legendary concert there just a month earlier! You get a slightly better look at Dinoland, and to our right is the giant tire Ferris Wheel sponsored by US Rubber.


And finally, a lovely shot looking up at the colorful, transparent plastic panels that spanned the roof of the New York State pavilion.

7 comments:

Chiana said...

Gosh, fun and clear and colorful as usual!

Were the Beatles able to visit the fair by the way? I would suppose they were rushed in and out of the stadium and city and country but I'm too curious not to ask.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

This fair was truly amazing. And these pictures are beauties. The Chrysler exhibit cars look better when the fountains are on. Dinoland is awesome. And lets not forget the "Bubble Domes" of the snackbars, way cool!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

That's quite the vivid shot there of the transparent plastic panels - WOW! And who doesn't love a Ferris Wheel made from a giant tire!!! Thanks Major!

TokyoMagic! said...

These are EXCELLENT!!! Thank you for sharing more NYWF photos, Major!

jedblau said...

Those panels are amazing. The trip into the city from Kennedy passes through Flushing Meadows, and it's always a thrill. I once trespassed into/onto the NY State Pavillion...fantastic!

Nancy said...

i love these panoramic images, like we are really there taking it all in....

we have everything from a dinosaur to old world architecture to a rocket to the moon...so cool!

what to see first would have been my biggest dilema! ;D

thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Actually, the Beatles played at Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965 (and again on August 23, 1966).

They never had a chance to visit the Fair, but their helicopter did land on the Port Authority building in the Transportation Area before they were driven over to Shea in an armored car...