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  1. Let there be light!

    Recent expos have foregone this type of lighting with the exception of Expo 2010. The industrial section was like Las Vegas on steroids. Here are a few examples . . .
  2. Good one, Jim. One of my favorite "Twilight Zone" episodes!!
  3. Anyone for lung cancer?

    I've been with the airlines for 42 years. Back when smoking was allowed, maintenance technicians used to trace pressurization leaks at doors and window exits by looking for trails of that "sticky tobacco residue." I can remember the first time a mechanic showed me what he had found at the aft left door on a B707. It looked like brown jelly. Disgusting doesn't even begin to describe it.
  4. You've been riding your bike in the sun too long. ;-) But seriously, most of those glass pieces in the photo would fetch big money today with the revived interest in mid-century modern decor.
  5. Doris Day

    She was my absolute favorite singer and actress. As an airline employee of 42 years, I've had the pleasure of meeting many celebrities but, unfortunately, never Doris Day. It's doubtful I ever would have met her but in a world of hate and division, it was always nice to know there was a kind spirit like Doris Day.
  6. Poland - 1968

    Telephone booths.
  7. That's wonderful!!! Can't wait to see additional footage.
  8. JFK Airport TWA Hotel

    The original reuse of this building was going to be a terminal facility for JetBlue. They even held a groundbreaking ceremony and open house. For whatever reason it never materialized but I'm glad to see it being put to use as a hotel.
  9. Mystery Photo of the Day

    The first photo is the Civil Engineering Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. It actually survived for several years after the Fair closed but was eventually demolished to make way for a new structure. Here is a more complete photo showing the entire building.
  10. Judging by the Expo Express elevated track and lagoon in the background, it appears to be next to the West Germany Pavilion.
  11. HMS Bounty: Was it really at the Fair?

    90ยข admission when a ticket to the Fair was $2.00!!!
  12. Anyone experiencing performance issues?

    Was painstakingly slow for me this morning, better now.
  13. The go-karts were a 1965 addition

    The trash pile in the background certainly adds to the ambiance.
  14. Hi, I'm New

    We're a pretty scary bunch.
  15. Hi, I'm New

    Welcome, Lawrence. If you scan the various threads, there is a ton of information regarding the 1964-65 Fair as well as many other past, future and proposed world's fairs. Have fun!
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