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.
Disney had planned to build a permanent monorail, as detailed on my site, but the plans were tossed out as Greyhound had the exclusive contract for transportation systems at the Fair. That meant the monorail could not carry people between stops.
Well stated. If this had happened, and the monorail had been built as is suggested here, it would have served as a true mode of transportation rather than an amusement ride. It might be remembered today. Instead, it is all but forgotten except by the most dedicated of Fair enthusiasts. I never even saw it during my two visits to the Fair and had no particular desire to do so nor did my parents. It never ranked among the prime "must see" attractions.
The 1962 NYS Travel Guide has an artist rendering of the Unisphere as well. It is used as an advertisement for the coming world's fair. It is rather similar to this one but in black and white and has one sculpture very reminiscent of the Prometheus statue in Rockefeller Center.
The link at the beginning of this thread is broken. This link works now...
...but the pics are not rendering and are "forbidden."
This is a screencap of the first page of the story with the pic erroneously described as from NYWF 64...
Bill Cotter and George Fogel's comments are still there as are those of other NYWF attendees.