-EnglishEspañolChinese-HomeBlogHistory1982-1993
1998-2008


New York City,
New York,
USA


Season 1:
Opened:
30 April 1939
Closed:
31 October 1939

Season 2:
Opened:
11 May 1940
Closed:
27 October 1940

Theme:
"The World of
Tomorrow"

Site:
1200 acres in
Flushing Meadows,
Queens

Participating
Countries: 33

Attendance:
44,932,978

 
Located in recovered swamp land, much of the same site was used for the 1964-'65 New York World's Fair.
 
 

 
 
The Trylon and Perisphere
 
 
LINKS:
ExpoArchive - information about both the 1939-'40 and 1964-'65 New York World's Fairs

New York World's Fair - collection
of images
Photo Gallery - photos from the New Deal Network

Drawing the Future - from the Museum of the City of New York

New York World's Fair - Alan Anderson's site

New York World's Fair - part of a class project from the Federal University in Rio de Janiero
Westinghouse Time Capsule - from the New York Times

General Motor's Futurama - collection of images
Food at the New York World's Fair - a document
The Iconography of Hope
Democra-City - a proposal to rebuild Trylon and Perisphere in Suffolk County, New York
Rising Tide - theme from the Perisphere

Say Yes! - a musical about the New York World's Fair

Go to This Exposition's Discussion Board


 
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Copyright 1998-2009, Urso Chappell