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  2. Sad news - a member has passed away

    :( A good friend. Very sad.
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  4. Here's the full lineup: Believe it or not, all the US rockets are in the same scale. The Saturn V is so tall, if I backed away to fit it in the image, the Redstone would be hard to see.
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  6. The Fair that might have been

    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.
  7. Atomedic Hospital

    I wonder... If now would be a great time to consider having a bunch of these around.
  8. Sad news - a member has passed away

    A loss indeed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. Take care everyone, be safe
  11. Sad news - a member has passed away

    And we are all mortal. Sad, indeed.
  12. I believe the BIE rules provide for postponement or extension of a world's fair based on Acts of God or labor disputes. I did an article for Ed Orth's publication Expo Info back in the late 60s or early 70s and wrote to the BIE to access information. Based on the data they provided me at the time, the 1937 Paris Exhibition was offered a chance to extend their run beyond the usual 6 month period based on floods and labor strikes that delayed the opening of several pavilions beyond the fair's opening date in May of 1937. The US Pavilion wasn't officially opened until July. The French government wisely decided to decline the offer due to the mounting threat of war.
  13. Sad news - a member has passed away

    So sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed his posts.
  14. No, not that ET, the Eiffel Tower! Per Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated on this date in 1889. As most here know, the critics then were as short-sighted as some at later Expositions, but we are glad they didn't have their way and it was left in place.
  15. Sad news - a member has passed away

    Sad news indeed
  16. Speaking of lockdown or whatever it’s called, NBC News reports today (3.31.20) that a part of the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow Corona Park will be used as a field hospital for victims of Coronavirus. The precise location is the Billie Jean King stadium. And yes, I just noticed the word Corona in the name of the park. That’s really rather weird.
  17. Sad news - a member has passed away

    I am so sorry to hear this news. He enriched this site with his knowledge and enthusiasm.
  18. Sad news - a member has passed away

    Sad indeed.
  19. I just received word that David Kushing, who had posted here as molassesonassis, passed away today. I don't have any details yet. He and I exchanged many, many mails over the years about the 1939 Fair, and he was a true fountain of knowledge, always willing to share and help with questions. In shock.
  20. The BIE is not relevant or at least it should not be in making this decision It has not spent one single cent to build anything at Expo 2020. The BIE’s irrelevance cannot be measured by any existing device. Remember that the IOC had virtually no intention of postponing the Tokyo Olympic Summer Games. Their slogan, “the games must go on,” was finally called into question when member nations. specifically Canada and Australia, announced they would not send their teams to Tokyo because of covid 19. Other nations announced the same intent and the US Olympic swimming organization expressed its desire that the games be postponed. If the Expo 2020 planners deem it best to postpone their exposition they should do so and ignore anything coming from the BIE. The BIE is an anachronism. Some of the greatest fairs in history were planned, built and enjoyed without “official sanction” of the BIE.. The BIE contributes nothing to any exposition. It builds nothing and offers no financial support. Robert Moses may have been correct over fifty years ago when he called the BIE “a bunch of old men in.a dingy Paris apartment.” In this situation, the BIE is desperately trying to justify its existence if it attempts to interfere in this exposition’s decision and its opinion doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.
  21. Wow - maybe it was not intended, but the way that's worded it sounds like it's unsure if the BIE will do the right thing or be obstinate idiots.
  22. While everyone involved in Expo 2020 Dubai remains firmly committed, many countries have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and they have expressed a need to postpone Expo’s opening by one year, to enable them to overcome this challenge. In spirit of solidarity and unity, we support the proposal to explore a one-year postponement at today’s Steering Committee meeting. We will follow due processes with Expo’s governing body, Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), on making the decision to delay Expo 2020, which requires a two-thirds majority vote from the BIE General Assembly. We believe that now, more than ever, humanity needs to come together to remember what unites us. This is not a cancellation, but we must also play our part in keeping everybody involved healthy and well. For more information: www.expo2020dubai.com/en/expo-covid-19/
  23. The variety of color used on the buildings at the GGIE was breathtaking and Kodachrome images further enhanced that color! Here is the color palette of "Official Exposition Colors" and a few Kodachrome examples....
  24. Great info for us train buffs - thanks!
  25. Sermons From Science had exhibits at several world's fairs, including Expo 67 and Hemisfair '68, which have been discussed in other threads. Here is a photo of their exhibit at the Golden Gate International Exposition.
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