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  1. Unisphere sighting

    Howdy! Just wanted to mention that there is a program on the Independent Film Channel called "Dinner for Five" in which entertainment folk, sit around and discuss the "biz" Anyway, at the end of the program there is a Unisphere logo with the name Fairview Productions. I guess the guy that hosts this show is a 64-65 NY World's Fair aficionado.
  2. Cordial Invitation

    Just wanted to thank you for those great pics. I am truly amazed at the enormous size and the complexity of this pavilion. These pictures now confirm, what i have always suspected...that Ford would have been my favorite attraction at the fair, if I had been a little older to remember more of it. A building like that, looks like it should have lasted several life times - what a shame it was all torn down to never be re-used in Disney Land. Please keep the Ford pictures coming! Thanks. PS I was looking at the 64 pics very carefully to see if I spotted my family in line or in one of the cars.
  3. The Heart of the Fair

    The first Pavilion I would go to; would be the Moroccan Pavilion, only to see my dad one last time. He was approximately the age I am now, when he was the manager of the nightclub. My next stop would be to my favorite pavilion - Ford. This is one of two or three places, I have very vague memories of. I can remember lying down in the back seat of a convertible, in a very dark place, looking up at a dinosaur. I would also chose this pavilion because I really like the cars of the late fifties and early sixties. To me this ride offered the the best of both world's - Disney's visions, and the very cool vintage cars! Seems to me that this pavilion along with GE, were probably one of the most dificult pavilions to plan and construct. [This message has been edited by Futurama (edited 08-09-2003).] [This message has been edited by Futurama (edited 08-09-2003).]
  4. NYS Towers

    Hi everyone! It has been a while since I have posted;hope everyone's doing well! Just realized something today- I have never seen a photo of the lounge that was located in one of the NYS towers. Does anyone have a photo of this lounge??? Take care! [This message has been edited by Futurama (edited 07-16-2003).]
  5. Well Bill, I know that I will definetly be volunteering my services; being that I am one of the members of this forum, living closest to FMCP. The NYS Towers have always been my fave, along with the Ford Pavilion. I have almost gotten into a few freakin' accidents over the years, gawking at them as I drive along all the three highways located around there. [This message has been edited by Futurama (edited 12-17-2002).]
  6. Replica Signs

    Did you guys know you can order a replica arrow road sign from the 64-65 World's Fair, from the NYC DOT website?? I just learned that today, while looking for a phone number to call in a problem with a street light. I am sure you all knew this anyway...but just in case!
  7. Waxy/Plastic Sinclair Dinosaur CAVE?

    Thanks for bringing that bizaare photo together for me.
  8. Waxy/Plastic Sinclair Dinosaur CAVE?

    Forget the cave ! Please explain the connection of dinosaurs to minstrels!
  9. Ballentine Beer

    Isn't there something peculiar about the position of the towers in that pic. They certainly seem far from the tent of tomorrow. Where was this pic taken from?
  10. Inspiration from Dad

    I beleive this photograph was taken in front of the GM Pavilion looking east across the Grand Central Parkway towards the towers. The object to the right of the frame, is the canopy of the GM Pavilion.
  11. Moroccan Menu by Futurama

    Thanks Mike! I was really happy when I found this gem in my parent's personal belongings, which have been passed on to me. I also found a large color photograph of my father standing beside a table of some people at the MP, and I am suspecting that one of these people at the table is famous, but I do not know who they are. I will post it shortly and perhaps somebody can help me identify who the heck they are! It is a very "posed" photograph.
  12. Fashion landfill

    That top must be a new creation because that gypsy/hippie clothing wasn't really being worn by the masses in 1964-1965.
  13. ITS NEW YORK!

    Here is a postng that was done some time ago. It explains what the 2012 Olympics will entail: :Some of the sites that are considered for the 2012 Olympics NYC. The Web Site for pictures and information for NYC 2012 <a href="http://www.nyc2012.com/" target="_blank">http://www.nyc2012.com/</a> They have some of the events for the olympics 2012 at the 64/65 Worlds Fairs site National Tennis Center Sports: Tennis Olympic tennis will take place at the National Tennis Center, where the world's best players gather annually for the U.S. Open. Considered the nation's premier tennis facility, the National Tennis Center boasts three competition stadiums, 33 outdoor competition courts, and nine indoor courts. The venue's centerpiece, Arthur Ashe Stadium, named for the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam event, offers seating for 23,000. State-of-the-art support facilities are available for athletes, spectators, and the media. Olympic tennis will take place just before the U.S. Open, ensuring maximum participation and exposure for the sport. Flushing Meadows Whitewater Center Sports: Slalom Canoeing The Fountain of the Planets, built for the 1964 World's Fair, will be transformed into New York's first center for whitewater canoeing. Modeled on the highly acclaimed venue created for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, a 400-meter course in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will provide challenging conditions for Olympic athletes within the city limits, where the sport will be readily accessible to a broad spectator base. A C-shaped artificial waterway will wind its way down from the top of a dramatic berm, which will provide a 20-foot drop from start to finish. A system of moveable obstacles will allow the course to be fine-tuned for Olympic competition. Legacy Creating a permanent world-class facility in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will establish New York City as a national center for whitewater canoeing training and competition. Varying the speed of the water will make the course accessible to recreational users, too. Three boathouses will house a kayaking center that rents boats and provides instruction. In place of today's worn terrain, four new soccer fields will be constructed to meet the intense needs of the vibrant international community in Queens, with the berm providing seating for the many fans who come to this area. Flushing Meadows Regatta Center Sports: Flatwater Canoeing Rowing Site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will host rowing and flatwater canoeing in a new world-class regatta center. Easily reachable from Midtown Manhattan and the Olympic Village, the Flushing Meadows Regatta Center will be the only world-class rowing and canoeing venue in a major northeastern city. The park's two manmade lakes, Meadow Lake and Willow Lake, will be joined to form a 2,000-meter course, with six new boathouses erected near the former site of the Flushing Aquacade. To ensure uninterrupted transportation for the surrounding neighborhood, a new bridge will be built for Jewel Avenue, which crosses the park between the lakes; afterwards, the strip of land that divides the lakes will be removed. The graceful new bridge structure will provide an elegant backdrop to the finish line. In addition to ticketed seating, thousands of spectators will be able to line the shores and watch the competition for free. Legacy By creating a world-class regatta center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York City, already home to an enormous concentration of rowers, will establish itself as a national rowing and canoeing center, able to host collegiate, amateur, and national championship events. The facility will sponsor programs to enable school children to experience these sports for the first time with conditions for recreational boating vastly improved. Renovation of the park will include three new baseball diamonds, two new softball fields, and six new soccer fields. The park's southern section will be upgraded with a comprehensive plan for protecting habitats for birds, fish, and other wildlife, and will be opened to joggers and picnickers. Improving Meadow and Willow Lakes Improvements to Meadow and Willow Lakes will make the park more inviting not just to boaters and other recreational users, but to fish and wildlife as well. While the lakes' water quality today is poor, dredging will remove the heavy metal sediment that has accumulated for decades. In addition, wetland areas at each of the storm water outfalls will filter runoff from the adjacent highways. These measures, along with a comprehensive basin-wide watershed management plan to reduce pollutant inputs, will ensure excellent water quality. The new wetlands, moreover, will help ensure a suitable habitat for birds, fish and other wildlife. A raised boardwalk at the park's southern end will be an ideal location for viewing competitions and for viewing wildlife. All in all, public recreation will be carefully balanced with the needs of the environment. Flushing Meadows Regatta Center Sports: Flatwater Canoeing Rowing Site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will host rowing and flatwater canoeing in a new world-class regatta center. Easily reachable from Midtown Manhattan and the Olympic Village, the Flushing Meadows Regatta Center will be the only world-class rowing and canoeing venue in a major northeastern city. The park's two manmade lakes, Meadow Lake and Willow Lake, will be joined to form a 2,000-meter course, with six new boathouses erected near the former site of the Flushing Aquacade. To ensure uninterrupted transportation for the surrounding neighborhood, a new bridge will be built for Jewel Avenue, which crosses the park between the lakes; afterwards, the strip of land that divides the lakes will be removed. The graceful new bridge structure will provide an elegant backdrop to the finish line. In addition to ticketed seating, thousands of spectators will be able to line the shores and watch the competition for free. Legacy By creating a world-class regatta center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York City, already home to an enormous concentration of rowers, will establish itself as a national rowing and canoeing center, able to host collegiate, amateur, and national championship events. The facility will sponsor programs to enable school children to experience these sports for the first time with conditions for recreational boating vastly improved. Renovation of the park will include three new baseball diamonds, two new softball fields, and six new soccer fields. The park's southern section will be upgraded with a comprehensive plan for protecting habitats for birds, fish, and other wildlife, and will be opened to joggers and picnickers. Improving Meadow and Willow Lakes Improvements to Meadow and Willow Lakes will make the park more inviting not just to boaters and other recreational users, but to fish and wildlife as well. While the lakes' water quality today is poor, dredging will remove the heavy metal sediment that has accumulated for decades. In addition, wetland areas at each of the storm water outfalls will filter runoff from the adjacent highways. These measures, along with a comprehensive basin-wide watershed management plan to reduce pollutant inputs, will ensure excellent water quality. The new wetlands, moreover, will help ensure a suitable habitat for birds, fish and other wildlife. A raised boardwalk at the park's southern end will be an ideal location for viewing competitions and for viewing wildlife. All in all, public recreation will be carefully balanced with the needs of the environment.
  14. ITS NEW YORK!

    People have mentioned that the Olympics will mean that the Pool of Industry will be destroyed. Well have you been there lately? That has to be the most disgusting part of the park. What are we losing? A filthy stagnate pool of waste??? This pool was created to have soaring waters rising up with spectacular light shows and fireworks. As you are all very well aware, that ain't goin' be happenin' again! So any change should be welcome!
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