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.
This space was rented out. The french pavilion was to have been built here. Ground was broken, but construction did not get far as funds ran out. There is a ground breaking booklet that shows the three structures that were to be built. Two looking a little like a Trylon and Persisphere look alike. Images were included in the world's fair puzzle and corporation flyers that showed the drawn aerial views of the fair from over the Bell System pavilion.
And Wayne, considering how many times it was scheduled for demolition or that loud critics continued to demand its removal, it is truly remarkable it’s still there. And how vacant Paris would seem without that masterpiece.
Hi, yes, bad name for this time, like my sister in law, Isis. The story I heard years ago, revolves around the community on the park`s western side is Corona, the eastern side is Flushing. The park was given the name Flushing meadows, but since Corona bordered the park too, they wanted some recognition, and so Flushing Meadows- Corona Park was created. I heard this on a park tour over twenty years ago, took at face value, never confirmed it.
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