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In the PBS documentary on the World's Fair (narrated by Judd Hirsch), there is a shot of a youngster looking roof top telescope (at about 20:19) shown here:

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I assume the telescope was mounted on the roof of the Better Living Center Pavilion.  Has anyone actually used this telescope during the Fair?  Was it free, or did you have to pay?

What made this shot difficult to orientate was the roof of the Hall of Education/Demonstration Center Pavilion.  It has this strange architecture near the roof (arches a la Ford).  Did this change during the Fair?

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I always thought the roof of the Demonstration Center always looked like this:

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Flat and ugly.

Anyone have any idea what this is?

 

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1 hour ago, waynebretl said:

I think you are seeing the same tapered side columns in both shots.

http://nywf64.com/democr04.shtml

 

I don't think so.  These columns seem to extend above the roof line. 

 

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What I have trouble reconciling is this seems a lot bigger than two feet.

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And this seems to show them even to the roof:

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In the second pic, the far side looks like they are projecting above the roof. I think the reason the near side isn't so obvious is because they are also spaced away from the roof.

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Well, it one heck of an optical illusion. 

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An almost identical view from the Better Living Center:

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So are these "Ford style" arches an optical illusion?

 

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Looks the same to me, just from a different perspective. I'm not aware of any changes made to the building during 1964-65.

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