Yuka Yoneda

Iconic New York State World's Fair Pavilion Saved from Demolition

by , 02/10/14

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Once a marvel that attracted visitors from around the globe, Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion has slowly become a modern ruin since the 1964 World’s Fair. The famous structure had been facing the threat of demolition for quite some time now until a team of activists recently saved it from the chopping block by convincing Queens Borough President Melinda Katz that it could be restored to its former glory.

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