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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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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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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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On 12/5/2018 at 12:31 PM, stig said:

Did they just build a new frame and shove the two halves together while taking the ride to Jersey?

You're close. 
 

Yes, a completely new frame was built in 1966 in Allen Park, MI. The original fiberglass panels for the sides and tread were attached to it. New center tread panels were made to take up the space where the Ferris wheel occupied, but not as wide as the original gap.

 

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