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Bill Cotter

Two NYWF64 survivors

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It's interesting to realize that both of these exhibits are among the few relics of that Fair that survive to this day. They may be miles apart today but they were neighbors in October 1964.

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Sculpture on the left still survives in the park.

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Rode the ferris wheel sans tire on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City in either the late 60's or early 70s.

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I like the tire version better! Great shot, though. I haven't come across any views of it in NJ in my own collection so far.

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That is an incredible photo.  But knowing what it once was makes it seem as if I'm looking at a skeleton.

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So as we all know, the tire is now out at the company headquarters in Michigan, without the Ferris wheel and has been since 1966. Did they just build a new frame and shove the two halves together while taking the ride to Jersey?

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3 hours ago, Ragaje said:

And if the tire gone wasn't bad enough, eventually they only used half the gondolas...

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That looks terrible!

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Wow, great photo, never saw the ferris wheel under the tire. What town did the wheel wind up in? Is it still there, in use?

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