Thursday, February 10, 2011

Post Offices - Part 4

Yesterday I mentioned that the former Post Office pavilion from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair is still standing in what is now Flushing Meadows Corona Park. All but forgotten today, it's actually one of the largest legacies from the fair still on the site. It would be great to see it used for something the public could enjoy - say, something as radical as a World's Fair Museum, perhaps? - but instead it seems to be full of bags of concrete and roofing materials. It's still worth taking a look at if you're in the park, though, even if just for a connection back to the days of the fair.

This shot was taken in 1966. The building was one of the few remaining structures even then, for the demolition work was in full swing. It provides a sad backdrop to these decapitated luminaires...

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