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The New York State Pavilion — that futuristic, dilapidated structure in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally built for the 1964 World’s Fair — is officially a “National Treasure.” The National Trust For Historic Preservation gave the pavilion the designation this week, placing it among the ranks of the bridges of Yosemite National Park, the National […]

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What will become of the New York State Pavilion? The hulking structure in Flushing Meadows Corona Park was first built for the 1964 World’s Fair but has sat unused for decades. Recently, the New York City parks department has been trying to figure out what exactly to do with it. The cheapest option is to […]

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The New York State Pavilion, a vestige of the 1964 World’s Fair, looks like a dying spaceship sitting in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, or maybe an airport left behind by some forgotten civilization. Once a a vibrant attraction that hosted tourists from all over, the pavilion has been mostly forgotten, unused since the 1970s. One New Yorker, a […]

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