Flushing Meadow Dragon Boatand NYC Panoramaand 1964 World's Fair 2006-08-15


Saturday was the annual Chinese Boat Dragon Race in Flushing Meadow Park, on the lake.


Also pictured are some historic sites from the 1964 World's Fair :


         New York State Pavilion - now in a poor state, you might recall this building from the 1997 movie "Men in Black" ... and a photo of its original appearance


         New York City Panorama and New York City Building - from the 1939 World's Fair, it served as a temporary headquarters for the United Nations after WW II. For the 1964 World's Fair, it housed an amazing model of the City of New York called the "New York City Panorama"


The model is apparently accurate as of a renovation that took place in 1993, since I do see many buildings from the 1980's but not other recent buildings, and the WTC is still there. You'll note a close up shot of the model of 101 Barclay St., next to the old 7 WTC along with the towers.


In the midtown models, you can make out MSG, UN, Chrysler, Citicorp, and Empire State Buildings.









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