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

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Bill Cotter, Bill Young
Arcadia Publishing, 2008 - History - 127 pages
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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 The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy uses rare, previously unpublished photographs to examine the creation of the fair and the legacies left behind for future generations.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
Why a Fair?
9
Designing the Fair
13
Building the Fair
29
The Phantom Fair
51
Promises of the Fair
61
The Changing Fair
71
The Fair on Sale
83
The End of the Fair
99
The Fairs Great Legacy
117
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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.

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