It Would Cost $43 Million to Save Philip Johnson's pavilion

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It Would Cost $43 Million to Save Philip Johnson's pavilion

Message par worldfairs » 21 nov. 2013 08:35 am

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The city needs $53 million to save the New York State Pavilion and restore the deteriorating iconic ruin of the 1964-65 World’s Fair to its original glory, officials revealed Monday night. But tearing it down would cost just $14 million.

Parks Department officials told outgoing Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, elected officials and community board leaders that they have not decided what to do with the structure, which includes the Tent of Tomorrow and three observation towers that have been shuttered for decades.

“They are in need of repair but they are not immediately falling down,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. “So we have time to have some really reasonable dialogue.”

Lewandowski said the report outlines the cost of several options including shoring up the site so it could remain as a ruin similar to the 19th century smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island.

During its heyday, the glass-covered pavilion hosted various exhibits. It is most famous for the 567-panel terrazzo map of New York State embedded in its floor.

In later years it hosted concerts by Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead and was used as a roller rink.

It was also used in the iconic They Might Be Giants video, “Don’t Let’s Start.”
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Re: It Would Cost $43 Million to Save Philip Johnson's pavil

Message par worldfairs » 01 juil. 2014 11:18 am

Save the USA pavilion

The City has allocated $5.806 million in the Capital Budget for the New York State Pavilion!

Get a free t-shirt when you buy tickets for the Mets' August 1 game through this link

Purchase tickets for a MAS World's Fair tour of Flushing Meadows with PFP on July 26

Sign the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Petition to the Mayor to preserve the Pavilion

View the winning photo and other amazing shots from PFP's Instagram competition

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