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Bill Cotter

Concept art for an early version of the Transportation & Travel Pavilion

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Sort of looks like the Federal pavilion.

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Yes, I was wondering if they got push back on that, or if it was just too expensive to build with the elevated design.

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It was just too expensive to build. This pavilion ran into financial difficulties before, during and after the fair. In fact, this is one of the pavilions that came very close to not getting built on a number of occasions. The Fair Corporation lent the pavilion operators $538,414.07 during the fair and it also cost the fair $63,000 to demolish the pavilion, all of which had to be written off when the books were closed.

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It was one of the last pavilions to be demolished as the owners simply walked away from it, and as Craig mentioned, the Fair Corp. got stuck with the bill to tear it down.

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I suspect it was also a pavilion that did not receive a great deal of attention during the Fair.  I don't even remember it other than from the Guide Book.

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During most of 1964, they averaged 21,000 visitors per day, but by 1965 they were only averaging 12,000 visitors per day.

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Was this the pavilion, in its final incarnation, that had the roof that resembled the moon's surface?  I can look at the Guide Book, but what exactly was in there? 

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