Gallery: New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson’s Forgotten 1964...

Have you ever noticed those big, spaceship-looking towers hovering over Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, and wondered what they were? Or maybe you remember them from their little cameo in the movie Men in Black, but didn’t know they were real, and standing tall right in New York City. The towers, together with the the massive open-sided building adjacent to them, are part of the New York State Pavilion – a mid-century modern masterpiece designed by legendary architect Philip Johnson. The whole complex was built for the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where it still stands today in a dangerous state of decay. But Matthew Silva, a teacher from Long Island, is hard at work on a documentary that will hopefully raise awareness about this valuable landmark – and help get it restored to its former glory.

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