Sunday, September 20, 2009

1939 New York World's Fair

Gaily decorated with the flags of all nations represented by exhibits at the Fair, this Bridge carries the Street of Wings in the central exhibit area across Grand Central Parkway into the Avenue of Transportation in the area devoted exclusively to transportation methods and equipment.

Food Building Number Three New York World's Fair 1939.

Situated in the Court of Communications in front of the Communications Building, the clean lines of this statue symbolize the rapidity with which human thoughts may be transmitted through space by the marvels of modern radio, television, and telephone.
Designed by Joseph E. Renier

Symbolizing the vast strides of the glass industries, this building is constructed almost entirely of glass. The gigantic glass brick tower dominates the Avenue of Pioneers. Exhibits of domestic and industrial glass of all types are contained within the halls of this building.
Architects - Shreve, Lamb and Harmon


  1. What happened to these buildings after the fair?

    My grandmother would have loved the glass building.

  2. In most cases the buildings were demolished, which I always find amazing. Some building survived from World's Fairs however. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is housed in a former Fair building from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. The Unisphere from the 1964-65 NY World's Fair still stands. The Palace of Fine Arts from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco deteriorated and was rebuilt in the 60's.

  3. I guess the threat of impending destruction motivated people to buy tickets.