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The lamps have taken a beating from people who ignored the railing.

 

 

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Colorful passersby.

 

 

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Impressive by day, lovely by night.

 

 

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Four views of the interesting statuary on a lawn by the pavilion. 

 

 

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They seem to be in a hurry to get wherever they're going.

 

 

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A simple design shot. I liked the angularity of the pavilion.

 

 

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Among the many entertainers who performed at the pavilion were these gospel singers.

 

 

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Evening lights enhanced the waterfall.

 

 

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One of my favorite photos.

 

 

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Beginning the long trip down the stairs.

 

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The railing around the lamps was an afterthought - they were pretty well destroyed without it. Members of the Boy Scouts Service Corps were stationed there to try to salvage the situation.

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I was wondering why people would step over that railing. Thanks for the info. When I returned to Flushing Meadows in 1972, the railing was still there, but the lamps---and the eagle---were long gone.

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Wow, I know what you mean about destruction. The lamps should have been encased in concrete. They appear to have been poorly designed. (By the way, when you said scroll down, you really meant it! My scrolling finger is tired.)

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If you take away all the people from that shot with the woman with her hands on her hips, that's the image I still have in my mind of my friend and I running up all those stairs to enter the deserted building in 1976 and my poor grandfather very slowly working his way up those very same stairs. Thanks Ralph for every single photo!

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On 5/28/2017 at 11:15 PM, RalphQuinn said:

One of my favorite photos

This photo, with the two kids on the stairs, and looking up through the blue evening sky, this photo is awesome!  Thanks for posting this and all of the photos!

 

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Those stairs are intimidating.  I guess I remember them but I'd have a tough time navigating them today.   I don't think one could build something like that ever since the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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On 9/3/2017 at 11:29 PM, Jim said:

Those stairs are intimidating.  I guess I remember them but I'd have a tough time navigating them today.   I don't think one could build something like that ever since the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

There was an elevator for those who were back then called 'handicapped'.  It was in one of the four pedestals.

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