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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:56 PM
Yes, I meant to point them out. Thanks for mentioning them.
Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:47 PM
Forgive the silly question, but I was wondering....if the main NYS building is a "tent" ("Tent of Tomorrow"), then what are these observation towers supposed to be? Just highly stylized observation towers?
Forgive me in advance for asking a silly question, but I always thought the observation towers were interesting, unique, and beautiful...but are they supposed to represent "something else" in highly abstract form?
Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:51 PM
Hopefully, like this photo from 1965, things are looking up for the pavilion with all of the renewed interest!
Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:10 AM
Didn't Governor Rockefeller insisted that NYS have the tallest structure at the Fair? My guess is it started as a single observation tower, then Philip Johnson added the almost-never-used middle level merely as a design element, then the lower, VIP level as a function of PR and usability for the politicians. Just my guess.
Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:51 PM
The NYSP was indeed the tallest pavilion - and that made for some wonderful shots, like this one from 1965.
There's a large crowd watching a drill team near the Unisphere. Just look at all the folks having fun...
Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:58 PM
And looking down, we see a marching band entering the Tent of Tomorrow.
Posted 25 December 2013 - 10:28 AM
What's that thingamajig between the first two blue globes, lower left?
Posted 25 December 2013 - 10:38 AM
A spotlight pointing up to illuminate the underside of the tower.
Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:07 PM
That shot gives us an awesome look at the roof of a tower and the catwalk at the top of a column. Now that I look at that catwalk, what's it for? I doesn't seem to connect to the tent. Neat view of the marching band!
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