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  1. For Jim, it was relocated in 1992, for the 25th of Expo when Ile St. Helen's was rehabilitaded (turned into a parc) and the site once again available for citizens and visitors
  2. Actually, the real name - the one the artist gave to his sculpture - is Three Disks... it's easier to understand is work when you now the real name. Pierre Dupuy is the one who named it "Man", with the artist's consent of course, to make it more relevant to the "Man and His World" theme
  3. There's a lot more happening for the 50th that were reported in the NY tImes article - here's a partial list but a lot more is not listed here: And don't forget to get a copy of the 50th souvenir passeport - you can have it stamped at most of the official activities, shows or museum: Here's a small sample of the available visas for 2017:
  4. The were called AIR DENSITY EXPLORER (ADE) They made the first page of the 1967 RCA Electronic Age magazine :
  5. They are low altitude satellites - a lot of visitor in 67 though they represented the planets!
  6. As a souvenir, here's a couple of photos I took of the US Pavillon in 67 A few more
  7. A quote from a former Canadian Pavillon Hostess : "I think we all turned out better than we thought we would," - That is the main Expo 67 legacy for those who were lucky enough to work there!
  8. Unfortunately, the Bubble had a lot of design flaws – one the main problem was, as you said Jim, water. Heat had an effect on the structure and it moved ever so slightly but enough to cause water problem when there was hard rain. But a 4/5 sphere represents a lot of air – air that needs to be heated and cooled and there is the main reason why they decided not to rebuild the cover in 1992 when they were planning the renovation. The plastic covering was not a problem – a few years after the fire, Shoji Sadao, the architect of the US pavilion (and not Buckminster Fuller!) had found new plastics that were basically fireproof. And the cost of re-covering the structure again was not a real issue – it was the extremely high cost of heating and cooling the building that made the architect that did the renovation go another way. But to be fair, the building is still wonderful and respectful of Fuller since the sphere itself is still there. They also repaired and kept all the platforms so if you saw it before the fire, you still get the basic feeling of how it felt to be inside it but without the huge escalator though Here's the pavilion, a few months after the fire in 1976
  9. As a coincidence, Bill was in Montreal a few days ago and I had the pleasure of reintroducing him to the former US pavillon - he was with his wife Carol Along with a Virtual Reality tour of the Labyrinth... This is basically the view Bill had (photo 2016)
  10. Yep - Man in the Community was situated between the Labyrinth and Habitat
  11. Just a small correction Jim - Montreal was awarded the 1967 Expo in november 1962. As far as I've been able to research that pavillon, it seems that part of the problem was the lack of financial backing from private industries, mostly shipowners like Canada Steamship. Both US and Canadian management Co. for the Seaway were ready to participate financially though
  12. They did type of winterzing to several pavillon in 1968:
  13. ST-LAWRENCE SEAWAY PAVILLON – NOT BUILT Preliminary drawings of the pavilion – in the center there was to be a giant mock-up of the Great Lakes – St-Lawrence. I’m still researching this pavilion so I don’t have yet the proposed location nor the reason why it was not built
  14. Jim, here's a 1967 photo taken almost at the same place - it makes it easier to compare
  15. Actually Jim, it's on St. Helen's Island, beside the old Holland pavilion