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1964: The New York World's Fair (Photos)
The Atlantic ^ | June 2, 2014 | Alan Taylor

Posted on 06/03/2014 6:05:17 AM PDT by C19fan

The theme of the 1964 World's Fair in New York City was "Peace Through Understanding". 650 acres of pavilions, public spaces and displays from exhibitors around the world. Countries, cities, corporations, and private groups set up shop to display their ideas and accomplishments to more than 50 million visitors. Corporate America was heavily-represented, with one of the most-remembered exhibits being General Motors' Futurama, displaying colorful and imaginative views of future society.

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If you are a Disney fan, one of the photos, photo 9, shows the original "It's a Small World" ride in the background. The ride was moved to Disneyland when the Fair ended. Also there was the original Lincoln animatronic.
1 posted on 06/03/2014 6:05:17 AM PDT by C19fan
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I was there. I was 6 years old. Mom & Dad took the whole family. I will never forget standing next to that globe. Dad worked for GM at the time so we went to see the GM exposition. They had a huge presence there.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 6:07:44 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (All the love gone bad turned my world to black. Tattooed all I see. All that I am. All I'll be.)
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So was Ford.The New Mustang was there.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 6:09:52 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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So was Ford.

I imagine they were. But, Dad being a GM guy, we never went anywhere near Ford! Too bad.

4 posted on 06/03/2014 6:12:11 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (All the love gone bad turned my world to black. Tattooed all I see. All that I am. All I'll be.)
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I wish they still had world’s fairs such as this. They don’t have these events any more do they? Haven’t heard about one, anyway.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 6:15:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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"I was there. I was 6 years old."

HA! Me too. Mom took us (dad was always at work).
I have virtually no memories from childhood, but I remember that whole day and evertyhing I saw. Odd.

6 posted on 06/03/2014 6:18:31 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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I recall the Vatican Pavilion, where Michelangelo’s Pietà was displayed. It was quite a wonderment to me.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 6:22:34 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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"I was there. I was 6 years old."

HA! Me too. Mom took us (dad was always at work).
I have virtually no memories from childhood, but I remember that whole day and evertyhing I saw. Odd.

8 posted on 06/03/2014 6:24:58 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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Wow. I was there, too. Thanks be to God in Jesus Christ, I don't feel that old today.

Not many years later, it made "Hemisfair '68," in San Antonio, seem small, at first.

Did the Knoxville exhibition in '82 take the shine of these kinds of things?

9 posted on 06/03/2014 6:27:14 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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I was there as well. My uncle was one of the engineers in charge of bringing the Pieta to the fair. They worked at Sinclair Koppers ... wrapped her hands and packaged her in styrene.... Little balls of Styrofoam. The display of a moving walkway and blue velvet behind the Pieta was spectacular!


10 posted on 06/03/2014 6:29:07 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Remember, this is an administration which will not profile terrorists, but profile patriots? /Newt)
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A little trivia...

During the final testing of the Lincoln animatronic figure, it sprung a leak and hydraulic fluid spilled out of Lincoln.

The hydraulic fluid was red.

Needless to say, this was deeply upsetting. Disney scrambled to find an acceptable hydraulic fluid that was colorless.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 6:34:42 AM PDT by kidd
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We went on a moving platform as I remember to see the Pieta. What a sight for a ten year old kid!

I only wish we had kept up those beautiful buildings. It always hurts me to see the ruins when we go to JFK.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 6:37:29 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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I remember going to the World’s fair. Rode the It’s a small World ride - the convertibles into the future and the giant tire ferris wheel. Oh and the big globe.

Don’t really remember much else (I was 4)


13 posted on 06/03/2014 6:40:16 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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I recall the Vatican Pavilion, where Michelangelo’s Pietà was displayed. It was quite a wonderment to me.

I remember in grade school talking about the Pieta` and how the Vatican shipped it.

It was crated up and sat on the deck of the ship in such a way that IF the ship sank the crate would float free and could be recovered.

14 posted on 06/03/2014 6:43:29 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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I was there that summer, as well. I was going into my junior year of HS the next fall. I went back to NYC (from Kokomo, IN) to go to nursing school. in the fall of ‘66.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 6:46:25 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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I was there
:)
16 posted on 06/03/2014 6:48:54 AM PDT by novemberslady
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Remember the show at the Sea Hunt pavilion, or whatever it was called? Did the bad guy really bang his head on the rocks? Anyone else see this?


17 posted on 06/03/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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I didn’t go to the fair but we drove from MA to visit my husband’s uncle in Queens.

The roads and exit ramps in the area had all been changed and we got “lost”.

My husband didn’t handle getting lost very well.

A bit of tension in the car.:-)

.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 6:54:34 AM PDT by Mears
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World's Fair: Isaac Asimov's predictions 50 years on
19 posted on 06/03/2014 6:58:41 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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My memory is of video phones and Michaelangelo’s Pieata


20 posted on 06/03/2014 6:58:59 AM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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