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NY State Pavilion

I had the opportunity to visit Flushing Meadows Corona State Park for my son's photoshoot, which was done at the NY State Pavilion, one of the remaining structures from the 1964-1965 New York State World's Fair. The 100ft structure with it's elliptical shaped cable roof and red plexiglass ceiling tiles was designed by Philip Johnson. Held up by 16 reinforced concrete pillars with a sky streak exterior elevator, which was used to take the visiting public to the towers, to experience the panoramic view of the entire park, is no more. What I saw once I got there, was a beautiful spectacle in ruins that is now being restored. Being at the park felt magical, I felt the vibe of the atmosphere in 1964-1965, with the melodic songs of the carnival, people enjoying the waterfall at the Sphere,one of the structures that is still standing today at the park. Now a place for skaters, outdoor events, picnics, the Queen's Theatre and the Queens Museum which houses the archives of the once 1964-1965 NY State World's Fair.