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Photography August, 15 2011

Future Perfect: Re-Constructing the 1939 New York World’s Fair

The Queens Museum of Art presents “Future Perfect: Re-Constructing the 1939 New York World’s Fair,” an exhibit illustrating the colossal undertaking that went into constructing the New York World’s Fair.

“Copies of the original blueprints provide the underpinning of this exhibition along with a marvelous cache of photographs ground out on a non-stop basis by the official NYWF Department of Press. From the fair’s inception, Robert Moses envisioned the remains of the fairgrounds after the closing in 1940 as a people’s park, his “Versailles” for the city as today. It wasn’t until much later, after the subsequent 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, that Moses was able to realize much of his original ambitious plans for what is presently Flushing Meadows Corona Park.”

The exhibit remains at The Queens Museum through August 21.

The Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368

More images after the jump.

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