What's Left of the World's Fair: PHOTOBLOG - Identity Week


By Ali Martin

Party like it’s 1964.

April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the heart of Queens, New York. Thousands came to celebrate the fair’s legacy and enjoy the park’s attractions. Even though some structures have fallen into disrepair over the years, attendants enjoyed the Unisphere, the Queens Museum (which harbors a three-dimensional map of NYC’s five boroughs), and of course, the New York State Pavilion with its observation towers.

Walking through the crowd, one could hear everything from recollections of original fair to twentysomethings quoting Men In Black. As an artifact from a more optimistic time, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park works duly as a historical relic and a landmark at the heart of New York City’s identity.

All photos by Ali Martin. For more photos in higher quality, check out the BTR Flickr page.