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.
One of my travel partners is pescetarian, and she found a handful of options at the food courts and some of the pavilion restaurants (we are at both food courts, plus Malaysia, Vietnam, Czech). Meat is definitely plentiful, but vegetarians will be just fine.
Just returned home from my visit and I would echo just about everything in this review. Nur Alem was easily the most impressive pavilion I've seen in the 3 expos I've attended (Yeosu, Milan, Astana), and Astana is indeed the perfect place to host a 3-month expo at this point in the city's history.
We only did two days at Expo, but were there from open to close, and managed to visit everything except for Germany and Thematic Pavilion II. Would have liked to see Germany but lines were long and it sounded like they had another lengthy presentation similar to the one in Milan, which I really didn't care for. A third day would have been useful for pacing but used that time to take a wonderful day trip to Burabay and Kokshetau, so no regrets.
I brought along three people who hadn't previously been to an expo, and they are all hooked and can't wait for Dubai
I grew up on those mushy little burgers and considered White Castle among the most missed aspects when I moved out of the city.
Now they are adding waffles as buns to various products or alone as desserts.
What I assume they lack in culinary excellence they may make up for in decadence, or as a stop gap until Krispy Kreme Reeses Peanut Butter donuts arrive.
I don't know much about architecture and lead times - but I;m wondering if there will be enough (peer-revied/any kind) ofliterature about the pavilion in the timescales necessary for your thesis? Perhaps a pavilion from an earlier exposition would yield more results?
The Iranian pavilion in Milan 2015 was stunning. As were the UAE, Venke and Azerbaijan pavilions. The first two designed by famous architects (Foster and libeskind) so likely to be a lot of literature and opinion about them.
There could also be an opportunity to consider relocated pavilions (Chile in 1889, UAE in 2010 and planned Monaco and UAE from 2015) and how planning for this constrains design.