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Worlds fair

The design is attributed to Peggy Boone and incorporates the blue and orange of New York’s City flag adopted as the fair’s signature colors.
This drawing is just one document of the millions which fill over 2500 boxes comprising the New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated records.
Tragically, at the end of the Fair the work was demolished.
As part of our month long Dear NYC series, we're looking at New York City gems hidden away at the New York Public Library.
An ideas competition drew over 250 proposals for the pavilion's restoration.
A brief light show took place at the old World's Fair site this week.
Following a documentary on the Pavilion, it will be lit up for during light show.
A commercial for the special subway to the World's Fair shows people smiling and laughing... on the subway!
"It was like looking into the future."
The Pavilion has been re-coated in its original yellow hue.
Over 100 rarely seen photos will give you a bigger picture of what World's Fair architecture was like.
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