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1964/1965 World's Fair Unisphere. Photo: Paul VanDerWerf.
1964/1965 World's Fair Unisphere. Photo: Paul VanDerWerf.
Thursday, 4/22, 6pm - 7:30pm
Price
AIANY Member: Free
General Public: $10
Student with Valid .edu Email Address: Free

World’s Fairs have for years offered the chance for architects to explore new concepts and technologies 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. During this live virtual tour, held on the anniversary of the opening of the Fair (April 22, 1964), we examine extant architecture from the Fair, including Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion, Wallace Harrison’s Hall of Science, and modern sculpture by Peter Muller Monk, Jose de Rivera, and others, while exploring that memorable, controversial exposition.

Guide:
John Kriskiewicz, Assoc. AIA
, architectural historian

Organized by
AIANY and the Center for Architecture
1964/1965 World's Fair Unisphere. Photo: Paul VanDerWerf.
1964/1965 World's Fair Unisphere. Photo: Paul VanDerWerf.
Thursday, 4/22, 6pm - 7:30pm
Price
AIANY Member: Free
General Public: $10
Student with Valid .edu Email Address: Free
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