The New York State Pavilion Towers from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York, USA. The towers once offered World’s Fair visitors panoramic views of the fair grounds. Visitors accessed the platforms via two “Skystreak” exterior elevators. Sadly, today, they are in a state of disrepair and all but abandoned. January 2016.

anonymous asked:

Dear Archy, what's your opinion about Philip Johnson's buildings?

Philip Johnson, in my opinion, was an architect that took the ideas bubbling in the architectural community and made them acceptable for the public at large. Initially he was an advocate of the Modernist movement (coining the term International Style) with projects like the Glass House and followed throughout his life the latest architectural movement up to the his post-modernist opus the AT&T Building.

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The Tent of Tomorrow in the New York State Pavilion from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, at what is now Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. On the floor the largest map in the world at the time, a 130-by-166-foot map of New York State.

Photo a Day: Day 36. This picture is of the ‘Unisphere,’ built for the 1964-1965 worlds fair, which wasn’t actually a sanctioned worlds fair. In the background you can see the towers of the New York State pavilion, which is now rusting, and partially destroyed from neglect. You’ll recognize the Unisphere and the NYS pavilion from the first Men in Black movie.