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Bill Cotter

A different sort of view of the US Space Park

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What makes it different? Well, the New York park system streetlight instead of a luminaire shows it was post-Fair. April 1968 to be precise. It shows how much was left behind by NASA, only to be left to rot by the city.

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This is a heartbreaking photo, Bill.  To think what the Hall of Science could have today if only this stuff had been taken care of.  I know some of the stuff, like the Saturn V rocket section were just plywood covered with sheeting.  But if only NYC and the Parks Department could have had the foresight to maintain this stuff for future generations.  The few rockets that stand today outside of the HoS are bittersweet.  "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone."

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What is that tall contraption with what looks like a spotlight attached?

And look, at the base of it, it's the same girl from the "Forms in Space" photo.

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2 hours ago, sunguar said:

What is that tall contraption with what looks like a spotlight attached?

And look, at the base of it, it's the same girl from the "Forms in Space" photo.

A light fixture with added spotlight. Yes, same girl, set set of slides.

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The flag is at half staff for Dr. King or that is what I think is correct if it’s April of 1968.

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