The 1964 New York State Pavilion

Chris Lord

New York, United States

Artist's Description

The New York State Pavilion – Remains of the ‘64 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York City, USA.

You can’t miss the towers topped by flying saucers, surrounded by 100-foot-high (30-meter-high) concrete pillars. This was the New York State Pavilion, where visitors rode elevators to an observation deck above an enormous suspended roof of translucent colored tiles. Today the structure is padlocked, rusted and cracked, with preservationists and critics fighting over its future.

But on April 22nd they opened the doors. I got to stand in a very long line and wait for three hours for my opportunity to wear one of 65 hard hats for ten minutes inside the pavilion during which I quickly shot off a great many exposures with my full frame SONY A7r and Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens. This includes the 11 × 36MP vertical exposures seen here stitched, cropped and tweaked in Photoshop.


04/24/2014 FEATURED in the redbubble group ART UNIVERSE

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04/29/2014 FEATURED in the redbubble group ALL ABOUT NEW YORK STATE

05/19/2014 FEATURED in the redbubble group AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

07/21/2014 FEATURED in the redbubble group A CLASS OF ITS OWN GALLERY

04/01/2015 FEATURED in the redbubble group THE ADDICTED PHOTOGRAPHER


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