Staged to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, and drawing over 19 million visitors in only nine months, the Pan-Pacific International Expo rose like a literal jewel from the ashes of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. Its motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms".
The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, was one of the largest world's fairs of all time. The fair ran for two seasons and over 44 million people attended.
The Golden Gate International Exposition was held in San Francisco, California to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. The exposition's first season ran from February 18, 1939 through October 29, 1939 and its second season was from May 25, 1940 through September 29, 1940.
The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The fair ran for two seasons and took place without sanctioning from the Bureau of International Expositions.
Expo 67 was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It was considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century, with over 50 million visitors and 62 nations participating.
Because the building had a boiler room. The prints show one. I would think they had a water chiller for the building A/C . That must be a cooling tower for the chiller. Also the other items may have been for the kitchen and or dining room needs..
Well, except for the location. It's almost surely a Swiss Sky Ride footing, but now I'm thinking it's been moved. I saw it exactly where you can see it in this Google Earth overlay, about halfway between Austria and General Cigar. The Swiss Sky Ride didn't cross over that point. http://www.conlab.org/acl/thereallybigmap/exhibit/WorldsFairSites.kmz
To all the fair lovers. Thinking that at this time 50 years ago. the fair was in its second season. IT is now late Summer and the fair is about over for good. After the closing the demo is going to start. Also how I wish I could take a backhoe and start digging were the GM building was to see what may be underground . I never could understand how they build something that nice and then tear it down...