Saturday, 26 May 2007

Observation Towers

Originally uploaded by duggy
Last weekend was spent totally obsessing about the New York World's Fair...the New York State's Towers still stand in much neglect. You can even see the “Star Streak” elevator stuck midway (to stop vandalism). The towers stand next to the New York State Pavilion (aka The Tent of Tomorrow). Each Observation Tower has a platform that is 64' diameter. There are 3 observation towers; the tallest is 226 feet high, giving a magnificent view of the Flushing Meadow site. It's just a shame no-one's been able to see it since 1965. There’s talk of refurbishing the towers and pavilion but after 42 years of talk it seems unlikely.

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