> ntc wrote:
I am looking for people who attended these two global events. I am also trying to find historical data about the current use of the sites that formerly hosted those fairs, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, specifically the sports facilities.
If anyone has any information or fun tidbits about the fair please email me.
Thanks for your help,
I went to the 1964/65 World's Fair about a dozen times. I doubt if anything today can compare to it. Even after that, I didn't see about ½ of what there was. I rode my first ferris wheel there, the Uniroyal tire. Enjoyed the lifesized dinosaurs at the Sinclair Oil exhibit and remember a rare look at Michaelangelo's Pieta at the Vatican Pavilion. It was a different time. The enormous statue was part of a viewing room that resembled a chapel. You could sit so close to it that you could touch it. I knew some people in my apartment building who had visited the 1939/40 fair. They felt that it was better. It was bigger but better? I suppose that's up to individual taste. I've seen the pictures of both fairs and all I know is I wish I could go now as an adult and enjoy it all over again. The walking would be hard, but definitely worth it.