The Coolest Building from the 1964 World’s Fair Finally Gets Some Lovin’

09/16/2009 11:23 AM |

1964 Worlds Fair New York State Pavilion

Today the announcement arrives via the Daily News that the New York State Pavilion, one of the last remaining structures from the 1964 World’s Fair (remember the end of Men In Black?) has been designated a historical monument, which means that the crumbling set of canopies, poles and disks in Queens’s Flushing Meadows Corona Park designed by famous architect Philip Johnson (and initially called the “Theaterama”) will finally get the money for repairs that it needs very badly. And in a city whose architecture tends toward the same boring, tacky, corporate glass aesthetic, keeping wacky and weird things like the New York State Pavilion around is vitally important.