The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy

Front Cover
Arcadia Publishing, Jul 21, 2008 - Photography - 128 pages
When the gates of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair swung open on April 24, 1964, the first of more than 51 million lucky visitors entered, ready to witness the cutting edge of worldwide technology and progress. Faced with a disappointing lack of foreign participants due to political contention, the fair instead showcased the best of American industry and science. While multimillion-dollar pavilions predicted colonies on the moon and hotels under the ocean, other forecasts, such as the promises of computer technology, have surpassed even the most optimistic predictions of the fair. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy uses rare, previously unpublished photographs to examine the creation of the fair and the legacies left behind for future generations.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - kurtgruninger - LibraryThing

I finally learned what everyone was talking about the "New York World's Fair." I thought it was impresive. Also, its interesting to know what happended to the remaining pavilions. Read full review

Contents

BuildingtheFair 4 ThePhantom Fair 5 Promises of the Fair
The Changing Fair 7 The Fair onSale 8 The End oftheFair 9 The Fairs Great Legacy
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Bill Cotter and Bill Young are well-known experts on the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. Authors of The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, they have contributed to numerous other books, magazine articles, and documentaries on the fair. They also host two popular Web sites devoted to the study and appreciation of this once-in-a-lifetime event.