Remembering the Future: Architecture at the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair
Jul 16, 2017
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2017-07-16 12:30:002017-07-16 14:30:00America/New_YorkRemembering the Future: Architecture at the 1964/65 New York World’s FairWorld’s Fairs offered the chance for architects to exp
Meeting Location Flushing Meadows Corona Park Flushing NY
Jul 16, 2017
Jul 16 12:30pm to 2:30pm
2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
World’s Fairs offered the chance for architects to explore new concepts and technologies in order to create memorable, visceral experiences for a broad public. Structures designed for the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair were emblematic of a turbulent period for both architecture and society. Conceived at the dawn of the Space Age, the Fair opened as the country was coming to terms with civil rights and technological and social upheaval. At the World’s Fair, Modern Architecture met Pop Art. Explore extant architecture from the ‘64/65 Fair, including Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion, Wallace Harrison’s Hall of Science, and modern sculpture by Peter Muller Monk, Donald, le Duc, Jose de Rivera, and others, while commemorating the 50th anniversary of that memorable, controversial exposition.
Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.
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