Promises Made: The 1964-65 World’s Fair

For kids of my generation, 1964 was a seminal year. That February the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for three consecutive Sundays. And the following April, the World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, New York. …

Wasn't the Future Grand?

Passing by Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York, on the Long Island Expressway, I was recently transported back to a time long before I was born — the future. “I try to remember how the pastel lighting glowed on …

Before the Bubble Burst

The 1939/40 New York World’s Fair was an extraordinary experience for each of the reported fifty million visitors who passed through its futuristic gates and gazed at the majestic Trylon and Perisphere. It was the most ambitious international exposition since …