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Modern Ruin of New York

August 10, 2012

During the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair the New York State Pavilion was seen as a historic landmark designed by famed architect Philip Johnson. It consisted of three components of reinforced concrete and steel construction: the “Tent of Tomorrow,” Observation Towers, and Theaterama. (See in the postcard below).

Since 1965 the “Tent of Tomorrow” and the Observation Towers have spent nearly 47 years rotting into the derelict structures that stand there today. There are cracks in the walls, garbage on the floor and the cables look like they could snap at any moment.

It’s no Roman Colosseum but it is probably the closest New York will ever get.

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  1. August 10, 2012 1:57 pm

    This always reminded me of those ‘modern ruins’ you’d see in eastern Europe, but right in our own backyard.

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