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McNally Bros, the moving company that handled the transportation from the New York dock to the fairground is still in business. Their trucks can be seen around Manhattan with the legend "Movers of the Pieta for the 1964 World's Fair" painted on their sides.

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When I did the Vatican feature for nywf64.com, I reproduced the page from the Vatican Pavilion Guide Book that tells the story of the shipping of the Pieta from Rome to the USA because I was amazed that they'd take such precautions.

<a href="http://www.nywf64.com/vatican03.html" target="_blank">http://www.nywf64.com/vatican03.html</a>

What amazed me more was that after taking all of these precautions to prevent a once in a million chance that something would happen to the statue on the high seas, they left the Pieta virtually unattended once it was reinstalled at the Vatican after the Fair and in 1972, a hammer wielding madman was able to smash the virgin's face and break off her hand.

<a href="http://www.nywf64.com/vatican04.html" target="_blank">http://www.nywf64.com/vatican04.html</a>

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Hall of Free Enterprise?

Located in the vicinity of Vatican Pavilion and Brass Rail.

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Boy, I need to study. General Cigar with Austria behind to the left, right by Solar fountain.

[This message has been edited by MitchS (edited 07-27-2002).]

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Do people still do this sort of thing?

<a href="http://ogfdc.org/images/1964_worlds_fair2.jpg" target="_blank">http://ogfdc.org/images/1964_worlds_fair2.jpg</a>

I wonder what became of the little crown like things in the fountain.

Is the person on the right trying to send a message?

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The English version of the Judd Hirsch video on the Fair costs about $15.00 and the Spanish version lists at $171.00.

Hot Vichyssoise - was one of the favorite foods of Mr. Thomas J. Deegan, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the N.Y. World's Fair 1964-65.

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The Trylon and Perisphere along with the Unisphere can be found here. <a href="http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/display.php" target="_blank">http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/display.php</a>

Existing observation towers originally built for a world's fair.

Space Needle (605 feet tall)

Eiffel Tower (541 feet tall)

Atomium (335 feet tall)

Sunsphere (265 feet tall)

New York State (117 feet tall?)

The Official Guide puts the New York State's Pavilion tower at 226 feet tall - I email them to correct this.

[This message has been edited by Hoodlock (edited 07-31-2002).]

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Patti Page with Ralph Schneider (shortly before his death) cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Diners Club's exhibit at the Transportation and Travel Pavilion. <a href="http://www.hollandsentinel.com/images/031200/credit2.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.hollandsentinel.com/images/0312...200/credit2.jpg</a>

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Anyone cares to read 'Ten Pillars of Economic Wisdom' from The Hall of Free Enterprise? <a href="http://www.ambridgechamber.org/plans.html" target="_blank">http://www.ambridgechamber.org/plans.html</a>

It seems that Oklahoma too has a 'World's Fair' bench story. <a href="http://www.ardmoreite.com/stories/031702/new_benches.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.ardmoreite.com/stories/031702/n...w_benches.shtml</a>

Jurgen Hartmann, editor of Travel Digest, founded the World Travel Award at the New York World's Fair in 1964

Someone named Steve posted the first "video game" I ever played was states and capitols" in 1964 on a 25 terminal mainframe at the World's Fair (I was 12 years old)".

Any thoughts?

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"Someone named Steve posted the first "video game" I ever played was states and capitols" in 1964 on a 25 terminal mainframe at the World's Fair (I was 12 years old)".

Any thoughts?"

IBM? NCR? NEC?

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I believe I found Steve. I email him for more information. Maybe he was confusing two events. <a href="http://thefragfest.com/oldstuff/jul.htm" target="_blank">http://thefragfest.com/oldstuff/jul.htm</a>

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Taken from the History of the Thong (underware).

"But the more conservative historians point to the 1939 World's Fair in New York City, when Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia decreed that the city's nude dancers cover up a bit. Thus, the G-string was born. And the G-string begot the thong".

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The capsula de tiempo, interred at the Seville (Spain) World's Fair in 1992, is perhaps the biggest time capsule of the 20th century; the "capsula" was an open tar pit where people could throw in whatever they wished to preserve.

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Can you find the three errors at this web site showing the roof of the Queens Theater? <a href="http://www.starnetint.com/Business/Projects/A2596AB.HTM" target="_blank">http://www.starnetint.com/Business/Project...cts/A2596AB.HTM</a>

Here are some great photographs by Arthur Lavine, five in all (click the arrow) <a href="http://photoarts.com/gallery/lavine/1960/large/html/12.html#" target="_blank">http://photoarts.com/gallery/lavine/1960/l...e/html/12.html#</a>

One photo from Garry Winogrand <a href="http://www.masters-of-photography.com/W/winogrand/winogrand_worlds_fair_full.html" target="_blank">http://www.masters-of-photography.com/W/wi..._fair_full.html</a>

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Hoodlock, thanks for posting the Arthur Lavine website.

I enjoyed his pictures of the NYS Pavilion. I didn't realize that plants and grass were placed on top of the mezzanine!

Also, the photo with the person walking on the roof was not checking it but probably replacing light bulbs. It appears that he is stepping right in the middle of the fiberglass panel, which was an extremely dangerous thing to do. The panels were not designed for body weight, and those, like myself that had an opportunity to "walk" on the roof usually did so by holding on to the support cables and stepped onto the "braces" of each panel. The only scenario where I walked onto a panel was when it suddenly dissappeared below me seconds later, which could have taken my life, but thankfully I had my hands holding onto the cables.

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