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Inside NYC’s Abandoned 1964 World’s Fair Pavilion

April 21, 2016


This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Flushing-Corona Meadows Park in Queens, New York. A truly beautiful park filled with lovely people that none of these photographs document (aside from that first photo).

I went because 1) I had a free car, 2) I’m a 90s kid who immortalized the Men In Black franchise, among many other pop culture things, and 3) This particular scene from Men In Black II always had a strong hold on me.

The site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fair, the park was created from a former dumping ground – seriously though, take a few minutes to read the Wiki article on this park it’s fascinating!

Designed for that latter 1964 World’s Fair, the New York State Pavilion consists of three components: the “Tent of Tomorrow”, the Observation Towers, and “Theaterama”.

And while the Theaterama is now where the Queens Theatre resides, the rest is still unused and looks like this…


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