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The Parks Department is wondering what to do with the New York Pavilion from the 1964-65 World's Fair, including those 250-foot towers, you see when driving in Queens (okay, sitting in a car, bus, or airport shuttle). The Post reports that the Parks Department is asking developers for their ideas to revive that part of Flushing Corona Park. The towers themselves are crumbling and many of the inside features are rusted through and useless, though the structures designed by Philip Johnson are structurally safe. There's also the Tent of Tomorrow, a 12-story space "with a multi-colored Plexiglas roof and a terrazzo floor bearing a giant map of New York state," where the Grateful Dead, The Who, and Janis Joplin had concerts, and a roller rink, Dumpster storing space, and parking lot resided. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says, "We'd love to bring it back to life. But it would have to be something that could produce revenue." One site suggests that an Air & Space Museum be put at the NY State Pavilion. Gothamist wonders what happened to the World's Fair - they never happen anymore. Maybe it's the cheaper airline tickets.

More about the 1964-65 World's Fair. And go to Corona Park and pretend you're in your very own rap video - just bring the fish eye lens.