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  1. My wife and I once enjoyed our anniversary there at a gala dinner celebrating the history of both World's Fairs. It was a great night with a great view. And sigh... I had hair then!
  2. Nice to have you aboard, Ralph! And especially nice to have another West Coaster among us!
  3. Was online trying to get a better idea of what the upcoming Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan really looks like-- since it opens in only 63 days, and virtually all of the photos on the official Expo website are still artists conceptions. And while some of the recent pavilion photos are actually pretty interesting-- I did come across this article about a construction collapse at the site back in November of last year. Apparently a decorative bridge between two buildings fell, and thankfully, no one was injured. Here it is before... And here it is after... And finally, here's an article with a few more details. EXPO 2017 CONSTRUCTION COLLAPSE
  4. This newly published article in the Gothamist may ask and definitively answer the question.
  5. I have a copy in my collection of World's Fair films. And I'm not exactly sure why and/or how this entire two hour documentary has been posted in its entirety on YouTube. But here's a link nonetheless. If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend it. EXPO - MAGIC OF THE WHITE CITY (Narrated by Gene Wilder)
  6. Welcome to World's Fair Community, Andrew. We're happy to have you join us. Hope you enjoy perusing our pages and revisiting your favorite fairs.
  7. Great post today on the Digital Research Library of the Illinois History Journal - a comprehensive and detailed overview of the original Ferris Wheel at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, including actual film of the great wheel in motion. THE FERRIS WHEEL
  8. Here's the 2014 thread that contains Bill's posted photo of the base of the Washington statue with graffiti covering its base. And here's Bill's photo for ease of viewing in this thread.
  9. Agreed on all fronts, Jim-- though as an Administrator and lover of WFC for a long time, now-- I'm not sure how proud I am of the distinction of posting the "single most disturbing article you've ever seen posted on the site."
  10. This is a lengthy, but sobering article from Vanity Fair, about Philip Johnson, the celebrated architect of many iconic buildings around the globe, including our beloved New York State Pavilion and Tent of Tomorrow from the 64-65 New York World's Fair. Johnson's controversial status as a Nazi sympathizer and supporter is something I knew nothing about before reading it.
  11. Would you go as far as this woman is willing to?
  12. Please join me in wishing a very Happy Birthday (not to mention our continuing gratitude) to World's Fair Community Founder Marc Williams!
  13. The Star Girl is from the 1915 San Francisco Pan-Pacific International Exposition.
  14. The Star Girl is from the 1915 San Francisco Pan-Pacific International Exposition.
  15. The Star Girl is from the 1915 San Francisco Pan-Pacific International Exposition.